You are here

IN PARLIAMENT

Contempt of court law passed after seven-hour debate

Shanmugam fends off criticisms that it was a piece of rushed legislation and curbs freedom of speech

BT_20160816_SHAN_2439589.jpg
Mr Shanmugam said: "I confirm for the record (that) the courts are the final arbiters."

Singapore

SINGAPORE lawmakers on Monday night passed the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill, after seven hours of heated debate.

Law Minister K Shanmugam single-handedly took up two-and-a-half hours of that time, using two lengthy speeches to debunk criticism that the Bill