STRAITS TIMES MISREPRESENTS OUTCOME OF POHA APPEAL

The Straits Times Facebook post* only mentions the dissenting judgment that got OUT-VOTED. The outcome of the case was the exact opposite – the judges decided that the Government is NOT a person who can sue for harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act. Can liddat one meh? Judging from comments, this has misled some people already.

*Just to clarify – the actual judgment is in the article, but I think most people would reasonably assume the Facebook excerpt would reflect – not contradict – the final decision. Confusing messaging.

Compare coverage on:
– Yahoo (https://sg.news.yahoo.com/appeal-court-rules-against-mindef…)
– TOC (http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/…/court-of-appeal-rules-th…/)
– The Straits Times (http://www.straitstimes.com/…/is-govt-a-person-court-rules-…)

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