Singapore Media Watch

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Feer ban not a sign of confident government - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal Editorial
6 Oct 06

Seems like old times. It's been a while since this newspaper or our sister publication, the Far Eastern Economic Review, has found itself in litigation in Singapore. Like virtually every other foreign publication that circulates there, we've had that dubious pleasure before, in actions brought by the government or by the city-state's famously litigious founding Prime Minister, now Minister Mentor, Lee Kuan Yew.

Review Publishing Co. and Editor Hugo Restall are now the subjects of defamation lawsuits brought by Mr. Lee and his dutiful son, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Review Publishing is a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Dow Jones & Co., which publishes The Wall Street Journal. (Read more...)

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