Singapore Callie, Bry, and Calista

Introduction:

Singapore is an island city-state located in Asia off of southern Malaysia. It's a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Singapore has a population of about 5.5 million people and is currently celebrating 51 years of independence from Malaysia.

Constitutions:

The Constitution of the Republic of Singpore is one of the legally binding sources of constitutional law in Singapore. The High Court carries out 2 types of judicial review: judicial review of legislation, and judicial review of administrative acts. There are two ways to amend the Constitution. Most of the Constitution's Articles can be amended with the support of more than 2/3 of all the Members of Parliament during the Second and Third Readings of each constitutional amendement bill.

Politics:

Under the leadership of the PAP (People's Action Party), possesses a distinct political culture: authoritarian, pragmatic, rational and legalistic. Singapore's government has maintained a clean, corruption-free image.

Legislative Powers:

The Legislature consists of the President and Parliament and enacts laws known as Acts of Parliament. To enact new Acts or amend existing Acts, Bills are introduced. A bill must pass three readings in Parliament and be assented to by the President before it becomes law and is known as an Act. Acts must be consistent with the Constitution.

Executive Powers:

Executive power is exercised by the cabinet from the parliament and to a lesser extent, the President.

Judicial Powers:

The Judicial power is vested in the Supreme Court as well as subordinate courts by the Constitution of Singapore. The Supreme Court consists of the Court of Appeal and the High Court.

Current Events:

A new re-employment act will apply to Singaporeans and permanent residents who turn 65 in July, can work until the age of 67 now.

Work Cited:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Singapore

https://www.guidemesingapore.com/relocation/introduction/singapores-political-system

http://cil.nus.edu.sg/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Beckman-Role-of-Scientists-Experts-and-Stakeholders-in-Law-Making-Process-in-Singapore.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judicial_system_of_Singapore

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