Tag Archives: Contempt of Court

Tribunal: Lawyer Eugene Thuraisingam’s Poem was not “a deliberate assault upon judicial integrity”

A tribunal appointed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon has ruled that a poem penned by criminal and human rights lawyer, Eugene Thuraisingam, “is more likely to have been an authorial misstep than a deliberate assault upon judicial integrity.” The tribunal, comprising of Senior Counsel Cavinder Bull and Lawyer Teo Weng Kie elected not to refer Mr Thuraisingam to the Court of …

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Singapore: Blogger’s conviction violates free speech

Revoke Colonial-Era ‘Scandalizing the Judiciary’ Offense (New York, February 23, 2015) – A Singapore court’s conviction of a prominent blogger for contempt of court violates his right to freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. Alex Au Wai Pang faces a fine and imprisonment when he is sentenced on March 5, 2015. Singapore’s parliament should revise the penal code to …

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