Thursday, December 04, 2008

WSJ's accusations against Singapore are scandalous!

Looks like there's no love lost between Singapore and the Wall Street Journal. The Ambassador of Singapore to the United States has written to the Wall Street Journal calling its recent accusations against the Singapore courts scandalous. From WSJ:
The fundamental disagreement between Singapore and the Journal (and its sister publications) has been that you want to force Singapore to change its rules to comply with U.S. norms, so that journalists will not be sued even if they denigrate our judiciary or publish false, defamatory articles. This was the basic issue over which The Asian Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review clashed with the Singapore government two decades ago. We allowed these journals to resume circulation after they signaled clearly that they would henceforth abide by Singapore laws. But as shown by your articles, affidavits filed on your behalf in court, and statements made by your counsel, you are now again campaigning for a change in the laws.

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