Sunday, November 14, 2010

Suppressing dissent: Remembering Christopher Lingle in Singapore

Christopher Lingle, once a Senior Fellow in the European Studies Program, National University of Singapore (September 1993 to November 1994), was prosecuted, convicted for libel, fined $70000, and sentenced to jail in absentia, in 1994 for saying that some East Asian governments, the Singapore one included by implication, relied on a "compliant judiciary to bankrupt opposition politicians" (see this and this).

For a biography of Lingle. see this.

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