Daily Archives: 2014-06-25

Press Sec’s reply to Economist “completely in order”: PMO

The Prime Minister’s Office has responded to suggestions that the public service should not be used to rebut articles in newspapers about the lawsuit against blogger Roy Ngerng by prime minister Lee Hsien Loong. The following is the statement from the PMO: This is in response to media queries over the propriety of recent letters by the Prime Minister’s press …

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The perils of blogging in Singapore

This article was first published in Dispatches by the Human Rights Watch. We thank HRW for sending this to us. By Mickey Spiegel In Singapore, blogging dissatisfaction with government policies by insinuating corruption on the part of high officials is a surefire way to get hit with a defamation suit and to lose your job.  But it’s also a quick …

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Wijeysingha accuses priest of attempted molest

“When I was fifteen, I came into unfortunate contact with a priest who would engage me in play wrestling and attempt to touch my crotch in the process,” activist and former member of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), Dr Vincent Wijeyshingha, said in a Facebook post on Monday. “He once brought me to his bedroom and took a stack of …

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