Contempt of Court

LI SHENGWU LEFT SINGAPORE EARLIER, FEARED HE'LL BE DETAINED

In a Reuters interview, Li Shengwu said he left Singapore for the US more than a week earlier as planned as his friends were worried that he may be detained or interrogated due to his contempt of court case. Prime Minister's Press Secretary Chang Li Lin was quick to defend the legal system by saying it is inaccurate to make such statements because it is only part of legal procedures and laws.

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LI SHENGWU SAYS NO INTENTION TO RETURN TO S'PORE TO FACE CHARGES, HAS A HAPPY LIFE & JOB IN USA

Li Shengwu, the son of Lee Hsien Yang who ran foul of Singapore's contempt of court laws told Reuters that he has no intentions of returning to Singapore to face his Contempt of Court charges filed by the country's AGC. Li has previously called Singapore's courts pliant and the government litigious. He expected to start his role as an associate professor at Harvard University in 2018 and will not be returning to Singapore. He will however defend himself through legal representation in Singapore.

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HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER SAYS SORRY FOR IMPLYING MINISTERS ARE ONLY AFTER FINANCIAL WEALTH

Lawyer and death penalty critic Eugene Thuraisingam has apologised in court yesterday for making statements that were in contempt of court. He previously implied that ministers turn a blind eye to death penalty laws in Singapore because they are only after financial gains. His Facebook post was a response to Ridzuan's death sentence as the man was found guilty of trafficking heroin. The lawyer acknowledged his mistake and insisted nobody forced him to apologise.

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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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NMP KUIK: S'POREANS CAN STILL SPEAK UP ON CURRENT ISSUES DESPITE ADMIN OF JUSTICE BILL

My perspective and reasons may be different from the other 2 NMPs but we were all in agreement about what was the most strategic collective decision.
In a nutshell though, if you are worried that you cannot speak up on current issues on FB, whatsapp, coffeeshops etc. stuff now that the law is in place, you need not be worried. Whatever you want to speak up on, keep speaking up on it without fear. If you see an injustice, speak. If you see a cruelty, speak. Singapore is a better place if we courageously speak up on the things we love and want to protect.

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ADMIN OF JUSTICE BILL: THE LAW WHICH PRIVILEGES ELITES OVER US LESSER MORTALS?

Sadly, Singapore has degenerated into a place where there is one law for the elites, and another for everyone else, the "lesser mortals". So you ask yourself: how does your MP feel about this? Ask him or her the next time you see them. Ask them what makes them so special that laws are created in their favour, giving them privileges over everyone else.

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BLOGGER ALEX AU FINED S$8,000 FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT

Blogger Alex Au Wai Pang or known by his Internet nom de plume as Yawning Bread has been fined $8,000 on Thursday (5th March) for contempt of court. The 62-year-old was found guilty over a post he made on 5th October 2013 which the High Court had ruled in January to have “scandalized” the judiciary and cast into doubt the integrity and fairness of the court system.

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