The court fined Dow Jones Publishing Co. Asia , a subsidiary of News Corp. The ruling related to two editorials and a letter to the editor that the attorney general said were guilty of "scandalizing the court" by impugning the integrity, impartiality and independence of Singapore's courts. The published items "contained insinuations of bias, lack of impartiality and lack of independence" on the part of Singapore's judiciary, wrote Judge Tay Yong Kwang in the ruling. Dow Jones expressed disappointment with the decision. We will in the future continue to defend the right of The Wall Street Journal Asia to report and comment on matters of international importance, including matters concerning Singapore.
Wall Street Journal to stop print in Singapore along with Hong Kong
Singapore Strikes Again - WSJ
The Asian Wall Street Journal and its editor apologized to Singapore's High Court today for committing contempt of court in an editorial published in The Journal last month. The editorial commented on a recent trial in Singapore in which the leader of the opposition Workers Party, J. Jeyaretnam, was found guilty of making a false declaration about his party's accounts in Tan told Judge T. Sinnathuray that the article sought to bring into contempt the district judge who convicted Mr.
As vaccine supplies open up, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines are shifting away from their reliance on Chinese vaccines. A blast killed at least nine Chinese nationals traveling in a bus in northern Pakistan, along with at least four Pakistanis, a local official said. Thailand and Indonesia say they will give a booster shot to healthcare workers who received the Sinovac inoculation. The North Korean leader has demoted top officials and criticized technocrats as the country faces the worst home-front crisis of his nearly decadelong reign. The U.
Let us begin with an apology to our readers in Asia. Unless they are online, they will not see this editorial. For legal reasons, we are refraining from publishing it in The Wall Street Journal Asia, which circulates in Singapore. Our subject is free speech and the rule of law in the Southeast Asian city-state -- something on which the international press and Singapore's government have often clashed.