Singapore / 2008

Lee family wins defamation case

September 24, 2008 9:51 PM ET

September 24, 2008 Hugo Restall, Review Publishing, Far Eastern Economic Review LEGAL ACTION A High Court judge in Singapore ruled that the Far Eastern Economic Review had defamed Singapore's leaders, according to international news reports. Justice Woo Bih Li decided the case in a summary judgment without trial, dismissing arguments...

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Critics of Singapore's judiciary face reprisal

September 19, 2008 9:03 PM ET

New York, September 19, 2008--A court in Singapore sentenced a blogger to three months in jail on Thursday, one week after the nation's attorney general sought contempt proceedings against The Wall Street Journal Asia. Both actions come in response to critical analysis of Singapore's judiciary in connection with a prominent...

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Singapore detains U.S. blogger over libel commentary

June 3, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 3, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the detention of blogger Gopalan Nair on charges of insulting a Singaporean judge during a high-profile libel case. Nair, a former Singapore citizen who obtained U.S. citizenship in 2005, was arrested in a hotel on Saturday evening, according...

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