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Contempt case over critical remarks

World | Nov 14, 2017
A nephew of Singapore's prime minister said a contempt of court proceeding against him, arising from comments he made about the country's legal system, was "meritless" and he had appointed a lawyer to represent him.

The Singapore attorney-general's office started court proceedings in August against Li Shengwu over a Facebook post in which he said the Singapore government is "very litigious and has a pliant court system."

Li, a grandson of the city-state's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, said at the time: "In Singapore, it is possible that one can be detained and interrogated for some time without a lawyer."

Anyone claiming the Judiciary is biased can be jailed and fined.

REUTERS



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