Social Media’s Rise May Spur Changes in Singapore Libel Law

Premier Lee’s cross-examination raises questions on defamation

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This week’s cross-examination of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlights the challenges faced by the city-state’s leaders in suing for libel in an age of social media, possibly leading to revised interpretations of libel laws in a country whose leaders assiduously use them to protect their reputation.

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