Summary judgment text against Chee siblings “too long to be a summary”

Justice Belinda Ang of the High Court has determined that an open trial is not appropriate in the Lees’ defamation suit against the Chee siblings, she stated in a multiple-page summary judgment.  It was reported that the High Court was concerned that if Dr. Chee Soon Juan would have been able to cross-examine either of the Lee siblings in front of an impartial audience, it would have caused the ministers too much embarrassment. Therefore, Justice Ang ruled in favor of the Lees’ opting for summary judgment.  Dr. Chee was unhappy at this, noting that the text of the summary judgment was over a page long.  He felt that any text over a page long should not be considered a “summary”. 


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