chapter  7
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The Secular Trumps the Sacred: Constitutional Issues Arising From Colin Chan v Public Prosecutor

ByThio Li-Ann

The case of Colin Chan v PP 1 is important in its examination of the nature and extent of the protection which is accorded religion under the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore. The manner in which the constitutional guarantee of religious liberty was balanced against competing collective interests affirmed a communitarian model of the State-Individual relationship, which presently holds sway in the realm of constitutional adjudication.