Posts Tagged ‘feer’

Facing yet another defeat in Singapore courts, Dow Jones finally gives up its appeal in the FEER defamation case, cuts its losses and agrees to pay damages.  Asia Sentinel, including Dow Jones’ own statement: Dow Jones Corporation, the owner of the soon-to- be-defunct Far Eastern Economic Review, has capitulated and agreed to pay US$175,000 in […]

It took half a year, but as previously announced, Dow Jones has now appealed the ruling against FEER for defaming the Lees.  AFP: Peter Low, a lawyer for the Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER), argued there was nothing in the article, published in 2006, that defamed the Lees. The Lees had sued editor Hugo Restall […]

The Far Eastern Economic Review reports on how Chee Soon Juan has managed to put some pressure on the Lees. Under crossexamination by Mr. Chee during his defamation case in June, Minister Mentor Lee depicted the SDP leader as a political failure, contrasting him unfavorably with Singapore’s two elected opposition members of parliament, Singapore People’s […]

As speculated earlier, Dow Jones (News Corp) has confirmed that they will appeal the defamation ruling.  While commendable, it’s unlikely to achieve anything.  China Post: Singapore’s High Court ruled in September the publisher and editor of the magazine, owned by Dow Jones & Co, are to pay damages to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and […]

Dow Jones to appeal the FEER defamation ruling.  But are the Lees foolhardy enough to attempt to collect in Hong Kong?  FT: Dow Jones is expected to appeal a defamation ruling by a Singapore supreme court judge against the Far Eastern Economic Review that was brought by two of the city-state’s top officials, potentially setting […]

To nobody’s surprise, Lee Kuan Yew and Lee Hsien Loong have won their defamation suit against the Far Eastern Economic Review.  Straits Times: THE High Court has ruled that the publisher and editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review (Feer) defamed Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a July […]

Devastating analysis from the Far Eastern Economic Review’s Hugo Restall. If Singapore were a plural democracy, it would no doubt have developed an independent civil society capable of binding together the native-born and immigrants, providing mutual support. But the PAP and Lee Kuan Yew are like the African baobab tree, whose spreading canopy hogs the […]

An update on the glacially-moving Lees vs FEER defamation case.  Asia Sentinel reports: In an extraordinary move, nearly two years after Singapore’s ruling Lee family filed a defamation suit against the Far Eastern Economic Review, a high court judge let it be known to the Lees’ lawyers that he was “searching for a higher defamatory […]

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Some of the few public discussions about the fate of post-Lee Singapore. Singapore’s ‘Martyr,’ Chee Soon Juan. Hugo Restall, Far Eastern Economic Review, October 2006. Smutocracy is a facade for democracy. Michael Backman, The Age (Australia), May 17, 2006. Will SG Change After LKY? Discussion in the forum, via Little Speck.