Fellow peace commissioner James Gough, McAuley's main supporter, says: "To be appointed a commissioner for oaths
he needed six solicitors and six local and trusted business persons to verify his integrity and character.
Vellu received his Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from the University of London in 1994 and is a Barrister-At-Law of Gray's Inn (1995), an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore (1997) and a Commissioner for Oaths
Alternatively, if the parties are agreed and do not want to wait for 14 days before signing the lease, the tenant has to make a statutory declaration before an independent solicitor or commissioner for oaths
confirming his understanding of the contracted-out lease.
A You don't say what the paper was, but certain formal documents such as affidavits and statutory declarations have to be witnessed by a Commissioner for Oaths
or a person with similar powers.
We all had to take - and sign - the oath of allegiance, witnessed by a commissioner for oaths
, before citizenship was granted and a certificate issued.