29 Jul '13, 6am

[Christopher Liu]: Legal theorists have long argued that students of law cannot ignore the intersect of law and...

[Christopher Liu]: Legal theorists have long argued that students of law cannot ignore the intersect of law and...

Every citizen of Singapore ought to feel deeply unsettled by the investigation and prosecution of cartoonist Leslie Chew. The case only strengthens my opinion about the Singapore legal system, building on my time researching the political history of the city-state, including the actions that the state has taken against members of the SDP. A charge of contempt of court levied against Mr Chew indicates that the Attorney General ‘s Chambers (AGC) feels that Mr Chew’s cartoons have undermined the authority and integrity of a judge and/or the courts. The need to protect against contempt of court stems from the judiciary’s role as arbiter and administrator of justice. In Singapore, this need even overrides the constitutional right to free speech.* The court protects your rights, the thinking goes, so to protect the court we must limit your rights. Try wrapping your head around t...

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/publ/perspectives/2-1-0-1338

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