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Title: Criminalising critique of the Singapore judiciary
Authors: Tey, T.H. 
Issue Date: 2010
Source: Tey, T.H. (2010). Criminalising critique of the Singapore judiciary. Hong Kong Law Journal 40 (PART 3) : 751-785. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Despite its small size, Singapore occupies a position of special signifi cance in the debate on the relationship between economic development and political, social and legal institutions. The ruling People's Action Party (PAP) of Singapore legitimises its authoritarian political regime - and insulates it from substantive scrutiny - via a three-pronged strategy: first, through its tightly controlled media and communication channels; secondly, by delivering an admirable economic performance and, creating and maintaining an awe-inspiring standard of living; and thirdly - and most importantly - through its legal institutions. However, there are profound logical fl aws and stark absences of consistency in the judgments that help secure this legal state of affairs. This article confi nes its analysis to the criminal offence of scandalising the judiciary, in the context of critical reporting of the judgments in political defamation cases in Singapore.
Source Title: Hong Kong Law Journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/45351
ISSN: 03780600
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