Shanmugam also disclosed for the first time that the speeding case of 2005 was reopened after "graft cops" received a tip-off in July 2009, and acted upon only in February 2010. The CPIB handed the hot potato to the traffic police in August after concluding no corrupt practices had transpired. In the context of current definition of the "c" word, we assume that no gratification was obtained or received. Whether Mont Blanc pens or Apple iPods count as much has yet to be decided in court.
Since only a few paragraphs of the 30 minute exchange with Sylvia Lim was reported in the mainstream media, we may never get to know what upset Shanmugam so much that he tried to pin her for implying the AGC had acted mala fide.That's highfalutin Latin for "undertaken in bad faith" or the intentional or malicious refusal to perform some duty or contractual obligation. Ms Lim's original query was whether "public concerns about the equitability of the legal system" was addressed. The public is still waiting.