The moment Sylvia Lim entered politics I knew she was up to no good. During the last elections, she tried to 'poison' us mentally and trigger timebombs. Lucky for us our govt was vigilant and rescued Singapore from those poisonous ideas.
Sylvia is at it again! She wants to ensure separation of executive and juciary powers like what they do in Western countries. They (Westerners) think it is important to separate the powers to have independence between branches of govt to make sure that one branch is not beholden to another. Letting our PM appoint 2 members of the LSC (Legal Services Commission) she claims will 'undermine the public confidence in the neutrality of our courts'. What rubbish!!! Our elections department is also under our Prime Minister's Office and they are known to conduct fair and neutral elections. Even when intimidated by James Gomez during the last elections, they maintained their neutrality by releasing the CCTV of James Gomez wagging his finger at them to show us that he was a real brute.
Our Prime Minister is also empowered to recommend who should be the Chief Justice. You can see from the choice of the previous CJ Yong (who was recommended by Lee Kuan Yew) that this has been done in a manner that ensures neutrality. Yong was certainly a good choice although he worked as a banker most of his life, he struck fear into accused criminals by doubling their jail terms on appeal....he was so fierce he wanted to jail one man beyond the maximum allowable jail term.
The track record of our leaders speak for themselves when it comes to ensuring the independence & neutrality of our judiciary and civil service. There is no need to theorise what more has to be put in place to ensure independence. We can count on the integrity we paid for in our leaders ....all else are just conspiracies.