In a landmark decision, judge Jasvender Kaur handed down a guilty verdict which will have far reaching implications for the interpretation of the obscenity law (section 292) which has traditionally been used against pornographic material.
A Cambodian TV station has written a letter of apology to teen singer Autumn Allen after a televised Mother’s Day prank that sparked outrage on social media.
In Singapore, it is illegal to raise questions that suggest a Prime Minister may be corrupt — that is now considered defamation. It is also illegal to engage in idle talk that sanctions violence against the state, even if there is no real possibility that people will take action — it is considered sedition. Now, public prosecutors are trying to expand the definition of obscenity laws to criminalise political satire which depict sex acts. Today’s verdict will determine both Yee’s fate and that of all Singaporeans.
MERAUKE, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s president has announced the lifting of a travel ban for foreign journalists to the country’s easternmost Papua province and freed five Papuan political prisoners following their appeal for clemency.
On Sunday, May 5, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim said his decision to shut down The Real Singapore (TRS) was justified because the Singapore Government had “enough evidence to show that all the materials are very egregious and can cause a lot of racial unhappiness.”
Buddhists in Burma deny boat people are Rohingya Muslims
Wed, May 27, 2015 7:39PM UTC
Singapore: Reform training sought for rogue teen Amos Yee over blog, video
Wed, May 27, 2015 7:26PM UTC
Thailand revokes former PM Thaksin’s passports
Wed, May 27, 2015 6:02PM UTC