Legal

ST article on grey area between “innocent sharing” or breaching Official Secrets Act – informative or cautionary?

In light of the “viral”, instantaneous sharing culture on social media where visual evidence of incidents or events can be shared in a single tap, individuals may be treading on thin ice in relation to the Official Secrets Act (OSA). The Straits Times on last Fri (13 Sep) cautioned members of the public against “violating the OSA, accidentally or otherwise” …

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S’pore govt should “drop all charges” against M Ravi over statement on M’sian drug mule Nagaenthran’s case: Lawyers For Liberty

The Singapore government must drop all charges against Singaporean international human rights lawyer M Ravi over a statement he made regarding the case of 30-year-old Malaysian drug mule Nagaenthran s/o K Dharmalingam, said Lawyers For Liberty. N Surendran, advisor of the Malaysian human rights organisation and a lawyer himself, alleged in a statement on Tue (20 Aug) that the charges …

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LFL director Melissa Sasidaran clarifies statement in response to AGC’s comments on ‘threatening’ letter allegedly sent to founder N Surendran

Following recent statements made by Singapore’s Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) in relation to Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) founder N Surendran, the Malaysian human rights and law reform organisation’s director Melissa Sasidaran responded via Twitter on Tue (16 Jul), clarifying that she had stated earlier that “the letter was sent by AGC to High Court”, not to Surendran “personally”. The AGC on …

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Cancer-stricken Sarojini Jayapal’s husband Suriia Das responds to online criticisms regarding CPF withdrawal case, demands answers from CPF Board

Cancer-stricken Sarojini Jayapal’s husband Suriia Das has responded to online criticisms regarding his Central Provident Fund (CPF) withdrawal application case following the CPF’s Board response to online reports on the couple’s predicament. Suriia, in response to a netizen’s comment on the CPF Board’s post on Sat (13 Jul), defended his decision to continue Sarojini’s treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital (MEH), …

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Lawyers For Liberty lambast K Shanmugam’s allegedly “arrogant and unbecoming” remark on Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister

Malaysian lawyer and founder of human rights and law reform organisation Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) N Surendran has lambasted Singapore’s Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam’s alleged “attack” on Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong, branding the Minister’s remarks “arrogant & unbecoming” of a senior minister. Mr Shanmugam told The Straits Times that Datuk Liew had reached …

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Principle of proportionality will enable Courts to become “effective final arbiter”, exercise greater powers over Minister’s Directions: Harpreet Singh SC, on strengthening POFMA, while MinLaw defends the Bill’s scope

The doctrine of proportionality or reasonableness, when applied by the Courts, may rein in the wide and “far-reaching” scope of power given to Ministers to issue correction or take-down orders under the proposed Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act. In a commentary published in the Singapore Law Watch last month, Senior Counsel Harpreet Singh Nehal suggested that in order …

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