Tuesday, 1 September 2009 10:06 AM

Role of the LCC

Thank you brother for your reply. I believe our discussion does shed light on this particular issue of the role of the LCC in regards to its functions.

And I do believe it is important to raise points as to not mislead the public.

In reply I'd just like to direct my learned friend to read section 24 of the Leadership Code (Further Provisions) Act 1999. Section 24 (subsection 2 to be exact) does provide for the LCC to refer matters to the High Court. I believe this being one of the main amendments to this piece of legislation in comparison to the Leadership Code (Further Provisions) Cap 86 (1996 version).

The quotes provided by Mr. Manu'ari would have been law in 1996 however I believe the current legislation being the Leadership Code (Further Provisions) Act 1999 as the name suggests was passed by parliament in 1999 effectively repealing the 1996 legislation.

The recent legislation does provide the power to the LCC to refer cases directly to the High Court instead of the DPP.

This is of course my personal opinion.

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