Oh thank goodness, Singapore is now a much better place.....
LKY calls CSJ a liar, fraud, gangster, bully.'fly-by-night' and dishonest ....but it is CSJ /SDP that has defamed LKY not the other way around. Incredible isn't it? Anyway how does Chee defame the leadership? Basically, by asking questions - in the previous elections he asked "WHERE IS THE MONEY?" and was sued for defamation. This time round he is asking all sorts of questions about the NKF affair.
It seems to me that the defamation laws in Singapore are VERY POWERFUL. Why? Because in other countries, say America, it is okay to ask questions. Take this example of a US Semator asking about the Haditha incident:
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said the committee must "ask hard questions such as, 'When did Secretary Rumsfeld learn of the allegations?' and 'What action did he take?'"
In Singapore, she would have been sued for defamation bankrupted for her insinuation. Looks like Singapore's defamation laws are VERY POWERFUL. That is why people don't dare to ask questions because it is dangerous. If Chee had published his article anywhere else other than Singapore nobody could have sued him for defamation and won. Please look up the defamatory NKF article and judge for yourself, in any other country it would have amounted to 'normal' critcism of the govt ....but in Singapore it is defamatory. Singaporeans are lucky to be protected by such powerful defamation laws. Our leaders' reputations are also well protected by these laws. That is how they become so well respected and unquestionably so.