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UNDER NEW LAW, BLOGGERS MIGHT BE CHARGED FOR CONTEMPT EVEN WITH FEW READERS

What if, for instance, a blogger with barely any readers makes a post that alleges bias in court proceedings? This might not pass the "real risk" test, since an unknown blogger is unlikely to dent public confidence. But under the Bill's new formulation, if "remote" or "fanciful" possibilities suffice, then even such small fry could be hauled up for contempt of court."

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CALVIN CHENG: HALF-WITTED BLOGGERS ARE STOKING HATRED AGAINST OUR SINGAPORE POLICE

The logical conclusion of the spread of hate and distrust towards our policemen by bloggers is this : soon we will have community tension with police, people will start verbally abusing them. And this will end with attacks on the police. It has already happened in other countries. If hate-sites like The Real Singapore and dissident-bloggers like those from The Online Citizen are not stopped from spreading lies and hate towards our police, we will have rivers of blood on our streets.

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XIAXUE BRINGS SMRT LTD (FEEDBACK) TO COURT, WILL IT WORK?

Controversial blogger Wendy Cheng, better known as Xiaxue, has taken out a Protection Order against satirical group, SMRT Ltd (Feedback) for repeated harassment. The Protection Order, which comes under the Protection from Harassment Act enacted in November last year, is meant to prevent the satirical group from publishing or continuing to publish offensive comments about Ms Cheng and her family.

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BLOGGER ALEX AU FOUND GUILTY OF CONTEMPT OF COURT

On Thursday (22 January 2015) Blogger Alex Au Wai Pang was found guilty of scandalising contempt over a blogpost in which he discussed challenges of the constitutionality of Section 377A. However High Court judge Belinda Ang found that a second post by Au was not in contempt of court. Blogger Au will be sentenced at a later date.

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Philippines Embassy in Singapore Asks Singapore to Take Action Against Anti-Pinoy Blogger

The Philippine Embassy in Singapore has asked the Singapore government to look into a blog post titled “Filipino infestation in Singapore – 5 point guide to showing displeasure without breaking the law”, and for local authorities to take appropriate actions against the blogger. The post on the blog “Blood Stained Singapore” offered “tips” to its viewers on how to show displeasure towards Filipinos ‘through largely “peaceful”, non criminal means’.

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