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07 Oct 2019  (480 Views) 
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It is wrong to organize a petition against a court judgment
In passing a judgment, the judge has to consider all the relevant factors of the case and also protect the integrity of the court by upholding past decisions. If the judge has to change the principle made in past decisions, the judge has to have good reasons and has to state the reasons.

It is not appropriate for ordinary people, who do not have access to the information available to the judge, to pass any opinion on the judgment. It is disrespectful to the judge and could be considered as contempt of the court.

It will also lead to a chaotic situation, similar to the actions of rioters and terrorists.

It is appropriate to organize a petition to promote a change in law or government policy. In this situation, the principles governing the proposed change can be clearly put forward and argued. They do not depend on the circumstances of an individual case.

If the parties involved are dissatisfied with the judgment, they can appeal the case in a higher court. In the appeal, the principles and process have to be observed. 

In my view, it is wrong to organize a petition against a judgment or to participate in the petition.

Tan Kin Lian

Vote - it is not appropriate to organize a petition against a judgment.


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