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Law allows Wee Kim Wee's term to trigger reserved presidential election: High Court

[SINGAPORE] Parliament is free to start counting from Mr Wee Kim Wee's term as president for the purposes of reserving the next election for Malay candidates, the High Court ruled.

In dismissing a legal challenge on the timing and basis of the upcoming reserved presidential election, Justice Quentin Loh said: "The recent constitutional amendments reflect a re-emphasis on the president's unifying role and the conviction that, in order for the president to fulfil that role, that office must reflect the multi-racial character of our country."

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