Legal assistance for online media more critical today

By Ghui With the recent announcements of the electoral boundaries and the impending general elections looming, it is a forgone conclusion that blog activity and online discussions will spike. In tandem with growing public perception that state owned media outlets are the government’s mouthpieces, the Internet is fast becoming the forum du jour for political … Read more

Freedom of expression – a struggle by us, and with us

By Howard Lee The recent lecture and discussion featuring journalism professor Cherian George, blogger Alex Au and film-maker Ken Kwek, “Deliberating the Freedom of Expression in Singapore”, could not have brought together a panel that is more experienced on the subject matter, and clearly their animated take on this nagging issue was well placed. As … Read more

Singapore: ICJ observes the defamation case of blogger Roy Ngerng

The three-day hearing on the assessment of damages on the civil defamation case against blogger Roy Ngerng was concluded today in Singapore. The Supreme Court will issue its decision at a later date. A representative of the ICJ observed the hearing that took place from 1 to 3 July 2015. The ICJ considers the judge, … Read more

Ngerng out to hurt PM, twist the knife: Davinder Singh

Blogger Roy Ngerng spent Thursday in the witness box as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s lawyer Davinder Singh carried out a precise, methodical cross-examination, claiming that Ngerng’s expressions of remorse and apology were “false”. It was the second gruelling day of cross-examinations in the hearing to assess the amount of damages to be paid to … Read more

PM Lee to Roy Ngerng: “We are not here to play games”

Blogger Roy Ngerng and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong traded barbs in court on Wednesday, with the latter getting increasingly and visibly exasperated by Ngerng’s long list of questions during over seven hours of cross-examination. Lee took the stand on the first day of a scheduled three-day court hearing to determine the amount of damages that … Read more

Summary judgment had been entered against Roy Ngerng

The High Court has allowed summary judgement against Blogger, Roy Ngerng Yi Ling in the defamation suit filed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Mr Ngerng, is being sued by Mr Lee in his personal capacity for a series of articles which had accused Mr Lee of “criminal misappropriation” of Singaporeans’ Central Provident Fund (CPF) monies, said … Read more

NParks considering measures to prevent repeat of HLP clash

The National Parks Board (NParks) is considering measures to prevent a repeat of the clashes of events at Hong Lim Park last Saturday. In a statement to the press, the NParks, which governs the use of public parks in Singapore, said, “To mitigate potential public order incidents, the Singapore Police Force and NParks may put … Read more