19. Dreaded defamation


This essay started with this commentary on my Freedom From The Press blog.


Going deeper

Several legal scholars have written about Singapore’s defamation laws. See, for example:

  • David Tan, “Whither the Autochthonous Narrative of Freedom of Speech in Singapore?: A Guide to Defaming Politicians and Scandalising Judges in Singapore” in Jaclyn Neo (ed), Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore: Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2016) 210-253.

For an analysis of “thick” and “thin” conceptions of the rule of law with regard to Singapore, see:


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