Pressure Builds on Singapore's System

The Far Eastern Economic Review and its editor, Hugo Restall, are being sued by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his father, Lee Kuan Yew, for defamation over an August 2007 interview with Singapore opposition leader Chee Soon Juan. Recently the judge in the case allowed the plaintiffs to amend their claim to include the judge’s own more defamatory reading of the article. It appears inevitable that once again the Lee family will prevail in their own court. Undaunted, Restall and FEER are still writing about Singapore. This is from the September issue, reprinted with FEER’s permission.

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