Will Singh keep his JP?

December 13th, 2013 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

Radio NZ reports:

was convicted on two charges of forgery in the High Court in Auckland on Thursday over the registering of 116 voters in the Otara-Papatoetoe area, where he was standing for the local board in 2010.

The Royal Federation of Justices Associations says the integrity of its members is paramount and it has asked the Auckland association to seek Singh’s immediate resignation.

Singh was made a JP in 2005 by then Justice Minister . You have to be nominated or supported by an MP and I understand that his application was supported by .

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17 Responses to “Will Singh keep his JP?”

  1. Manolo (13,327 comments) says:

    He’s a stain on the profession. Singh, the Labourite crook, must resign immediately.

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  2. Colville (2,062 comments) says:

    He’s a stain on the profession.

    Goff, The Labourite crook, must resign immediately.

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  3. burt (7,793 comments) says:

    Nothing to see here – move on.. Bwaaa-hahahaha

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  4. burt (7,793 comments) says:

    The real big question on everybody’s lips this morning is;

    Will The KFC branches in Auckland survive the loos of trade at election time ?

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  5. Jack5 (4,569 comments) says:

    What about Singh’s trail as an immigration consultant?

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  6. burt (7,793 comments) says:

    Jack5

    The best immigration service money could buy!

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  7. peterwn (3,144 comments) says:

    He will accept the Association’s call to resign to avoid a very public sacking by the responsible Minister or Governor General (not sure who).

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  8. adaman (35 comments) says:

    So can he be deported back now? Dickheads like him need to go. Doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, yellow or pink with purple polkadots, if you’re a migrant and pull this sort of shit, I think it’s only fair to be sent back to the country you came from.

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  9. Jack5 (4,569 comments) says:

    Those who acquire citizenship by naturalisation should surely be able to lose this citizenship if they are found guilty of something so serious as trying to corrupt our electoral system.

    I think I heard Mai Chen say on Radio Labour fairly recently that Asian employers who exploited migrants without work permits typically said that these employers would say to lawyers something like, “well they can’t do much to us, can they?”

    The threat of being tossed out of NZ should surely continue for serious crime.

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  10. nasska (10,622 comments) says:

    ….”So can he be deported back now?”…..

    Dollars gets you not very much at all that we’re stuck with the turkey. There will be some UN agreement that our slimy political masters have signed us into that prevents garbage like this from being stripped of citizenship & drop kicked back over the border.

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  11. Keeping Stock (10,092 comments) says:

    @ Jack5 – now that Immigration Consultants have to be licensed, I suspect that Singh will be down the road in that capacity as well as a JP. He is exactly the unscrupulous, dishonest person that the licensing of immigration advisers was designed to weed out.

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  12. big bruv (13,217 comments) says:

    Stop being so racist you capitalist pigs.

    Like all Labour MP’s this man is only guilty of trying to help people. And remember, according to comrade Trotter it is not corruption if it is done to further the cause of the left.

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  13. peterwn (3,144 comments) says:

    The responsible Minister may recommend to the Governor General that a JP may be removed from office for misconduct [or] … while a Justice, been convicted of an offence punishable by imprisonment. See:
    http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1957/0089/latest/DLM316520.html

    I suspect anyone facing such removal by the Governor General is going to resign first. The resignation could well be tendered this morning – gone by lunchtime.

    Serious electoral offences by a JP would easily be considered ‘misconduct’.

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  14. david (2,531 comments) says:

    OMG, not another taxi driver!!! Oh well I suppose a hunger strike might solve the situation.

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  15. RRM (9,427 comments) says:

    So Taito Philip Fieldconsidered Singh to

    have an adequate standard of education and a genuine desire to serve the community. They should be of good standing in the community and should be respected as persons of good sense, character and integrity.

    :lol: LOL

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  16. wrightingright (136 comments) says:

    Taito Phillip Field, the gift which keeps on giving….

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  17. peterwn (3,144 comments) says:

    jack5 and nasska – citizenship can only be stripped if it or the preceeding residency was obtained by fraud such as not revealing serious convictions when applying. Five years residency is a prerequisite for citizenship and can be cancelled if offences are committed. Generally speaking, the longer residency has been held, the more serious must be the offence.

    Presumably any international conventions would prevent the stripping of citizenship if it left the person stateless or the person faces peril if returned to country of origin (similar to asylum seeking).

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