Tag: Contempt of court

Jolovan Wham slapped with S$5,000 fine for contempt of court, insists he has nothing to apologise for

Singapore—Almost a year to the day that he put up a Facebook post saying that Singapore's courts are not as independent as Malaysia's when it comes to cases that have political implications, activist Jolovan Wham has been fined S$5,000 for contempt of court. But the...

Of activists, journalists and a strawberry leadership

Something should be said about two recent incidents affecting the free speech space in Singapore. The first is guilty verdict of activist Jolovan Wham and opposition member John Tan, both who posted messages on their own Facebook pages that were deemed to be scandalising...

Jolovan Wham and John Tan convicted for criticizing judiciary

Under the new contempt of court laws that became effective in October 2017, civil rights activist Jolovan Wham and senior opposition politician John Tan Liang Joo have been found guilty of criticizing the judiciary. Earlier this year, the two men separately put up posts on...

Blogger Accused of Writing Articles that ‘Undermine’ Public Confidence in the Judiciary

Alex Au
Two blog posts that were written by the blogger Alex Au were the subject of a court hearing held on October 21. The hearing was an attempt to determine whether two posts that appeared on Au’s “Yawning Bread” blog qualify for the charge of...

Gloves against blogger are off

Alex Au
It looks like there is no second chance for controversial blogger Alex Au. After letting him go over a contempt of court issue in July because he had apologised and promised not to repeat similar postings on his blogsite, the AGC has decided enough...