Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Don't insult the hangman

As I've mentioned before, libel is a serious crime in Singapore. According to BBC, U.K. author Alan Shadrake was recently convicted of defaming the judiciary and sentenced to 6 weeks and S$20,000. In particular, Shadrake accused judges of not being impartial in death penalty cases. It's too bad Singapore has adopted such heavy handed tactics - its judiciary otherwise ranks amongst the best in Asia, if not the world.

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