Ridout Road saga: The elephants in the room

In a commentary on the Ridout Road saga, SMU Associate Professor of Law Eugene Tan opined that there were missed opportunities in Parliament to call out the spread of disinformation and question the trigger of such intense public scrutiny. He noted that while parliamentary scrutiny matters immensely for public accountability and democratic governance, especially for legitimate concerns, it would, however, be incongruous for scurrilous allegations to easily trigger such scrutiny. Assoc Prof Tan opined that the threshold for such intense scrutiny cannot have a low trigger point. He also discussed the importance of ensuring a virtuous, not vicious, circle of good governance.

The Straits Times