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Editor says banned, sued magazine ready to fight in Singapore

Editor says banned, sued magazine ready to fight in Singapore

The editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review magazine on Friday called a defamation lawsuit filed by Singapore's prime minister and a government ban on the magazine a coordinated attack.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his father, the city-state's founding former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, filed a lawsuit on Aug. 22 against Hong Kong-based Review Publishing Company Ltd. and the magazine's editor, Hugo Restall, over an article it published in July about Singapore opposition activist Chee Soon Juan.
Singapore's government later banned the Review because it didn't appoint a legal representative and pay a 200,000 Singapore dollar (US$126,150;


Updated : 2021-05-17 12:09 GMT+08:00