Singapore attorney general allegedly pressured Lawrence Bernard Wee into withdrawing workplace discrimination plea - report

LGBT Weekly, 23 Apr 2014
SINGAPORE — A former executive of a multinational department store has withdrawn his appeal of workplace discrimination after the attorney general called his plea frivolous and vexatious, reports GayAsiaNews.com.
Lawrence Bernard Wee, 40, who was suing former employer Robinsons, has ended his quest to have the courts declare workplace discrimination against gay men unconstitutional by withdrawing his case April 21, the attorney general’s Chambers said in a media statement.
Last August, Wee had sought a court declaration that Article 12 of Singapore’s Constitution provided for equal protection of the law and prohibited workplace discrimination of gay men, according to todayonline.com.
Following that the attorney general’s Chambers applied to have this struck out on the basis that it was not sustainable in law, was frivolous and vexatious or was otherwise an abuse of the court process. Wee will have to pay costs to the attorney general for withdrawing the appeal. Full story
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