Wall Street Journal Editor Fined For Contempt Of Court in Singapore

Posted: March 20, 2009 in Contempt Of Court, defamation, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore, Wall Street Journal
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A Singapore judge ruled a senior Wall Street Journal Editor was in contempt of court on Thursday for two editorials and a letter to the Editor published last year about the city-state’s judiciary.

High Court Justice Tay Yong Kwang also fined Melanie Kirkpatrick, Deputy Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page, 10,000 Singapore dollars and said she must pay the same amount in legal costs.

Singapore’s leaders have sued journalists and political opponents several times in recent years for alleged defamation.

Justice Tay had fined Wall Street Journal in November for publishing the same material which the government claimed questioned the judiciary’s independence from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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