Benjamin Joshua Ong, Singapore Management University

Benjamin Joshua Ong, Singapore Management University

Benjamin Joshua Ong

27 March 2024
Morning Shot: A deep dive into Parliamentary Privilege. What's the difference between a false statement and a mere opinion?
How much do you know about parliamentary privilege?
Parliamentary privilege basically means MPs cannot be prosecuted or sued for statements made in Parliament as part of their duties. So, MPs are allowed to speak freely on significant issues without fear of legal consequences.
So, taking a look back at former MP Raeesah Khan case of lying in Parliament - what can we learn from it, and how can MPs better navigate verifying the truth of their intended statements to be made in Parliament?
On this episode of Morning Shot, Benjamin Joshua Ong, Assistant Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University weighs in.
Presented by: Emaad Akhtar & Audrey Siek
Produced & Edited by: Yeo Kai Ting (ykaiting@sph.com.sg)
Photo credits: MCI

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