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Singapore high court rejects legal challenge to misinformation law

Feb 05, 2020 - 4:21 PM

The Singapore High Court dismisses the challenge, ruling that the Singapore Democratic Party's statements were 'false in the face of the statistical evidence against them'

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Singapore faces first legal challenge over misinformation law

Jan 09, 2020 - 2:43 PM

The Singapore Democratic Party, one of a handful of small opposition groups in the city-state, asks the courts to overturn a government order for it to correct two Facebook posts and an article on its website

Singapore activist, politician convicted for criticizing judiciary

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:13 PM

While Singapore is admired for its economic prosperity, it is regularly criticized by rights groups for tough rules on political dissent and freedom of expression

Singaporean human rights activist Jolovan Wham (R) is greeted by friends outside the State Court in Singapore on November 29, 2017. A Singaporean activist was charged on November 29 for organising public protests without a permit, sparking calls for the tightly-controlled city-state to stop treating peaceful demonstrations as crimes. Jolovan Wham, 37, appeared in court accused of organising a candlelight vigil outside a prison for a death row convict, a protest on a subway train, and a demonstration at which a Hong Kong democracy activist spoke via video link. Roslan RAHMAN / AFP

Singapore ruling party retakes seat in by-election

May 08, 2016 - 6:31 AM

The People s Action Party PAP victory in a by election deals a fresh blow to opposition candidate Chee Soon Juan who has endured jail and bankruptcy in his long campaign for a more liberal Singapore

Opposition Singapore Democratic Party candidate Chee Soon Juan speaks to supporters after being defeated by People's Action Party candidate Murali Pillai in a by-election for Single Member Constituency (SMC) for Bukit Batok in Singapore on May 7, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

FAST FACTS: Singapore's parliament system

Sep 10, 2015 - 10:00 AM

A look at Singapore s parliamentary system