TITLE

Scandalising the Singapore Judiciary

AUTHOR(S)
Tsun Hang Tey
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Australian Journal of Asian Law;Jun2010, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p59
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Despite its small size, Singapore has special importance for debates and discussions over its relationship between economic development and progress on the one hand, and political, social and legal institutions on the other. This article considers how legal interpretation by the judiciary in Singapore has apparently curtailed the constitutional guarantee of the freedom of expression, and how this has regrettably tilted the balance between the judiciary's reputation and an individual's right to freedom of expression and speech in favour of the former. Nevertheless, this article is not directed at the shortcomings of the consistency of judgments by the judiciary; rather it hopes to open up a new line of debate over the extent to which it is 'rule of law' or 'rule by law' that is adopted in matters where criticisms of the ruling party and its leaders in Singapore are involved.
ACCESSION #
59923979

 

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