Immunity

LAW SOCIETY TAKES ON AMERICAN JUDGE IN AMOS YEE CASE

And so it has begun. The Singapore authorities, this time via the Law Society of Singapore, has come out and spoken out against the findings about Singapore's criminal justice system by US judge Samuel Cole, in allowing asylum for Mr Amos Yee in the United States .

The Law Society indicated that the judge's opinion in the judgment appears to gloss over the critical fact that Mr Yee was lawfully prosecuted in a court of law. They also indicated that allowing immunity for hate speech only encourages the undermining of values in a functional democracy.

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HIGH COURT: SAF OFFICERS IMMUNED FROM BEING SUED FOR NEGLIGENT DEATHS & INJURIES

The Singapore High Court threw out the lawsuit brought against the SAF by the family of Dominique Sarron Lee who died in 2012 after an allergic reaction to smoke grenades during a military exercise. Dominique's family sued his platoon commander and chief safety officer alleging negligence on their part. Using a provision in the Government Proceedings Act, the SAF defendants argued that they have immunity from being sued for negligence for death and injuries as the acts happened in service.

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