Roy Ngerng: 4 things I learnt from the court’s judgement against SDP

So, the Singapore courts pretty much just said four things that the anti-fake news law the Singapore government came out with.

1) Compromises the free speech of Singaporeans and which is biased in favor of the government;

“The respondent’s argument that the appellant should bear the burden of proof means that, in a hypothetical situation where the Minister or respondent completely fails to provide any evidence of the falsity of a particular subject statement, the respondent could still succeed in having the appeal …dismissed. This is despite the fact that it is the appellant’s right to free speech which the Minister seeks to infringe upon…”

2) The government is being arbitrary in how it determine falsehoods since it is biased;

“In addressing the Court’s concern that this would permit the Minister to fixate on one meaning which is false out of many which are true, and on that basis activate the use of the POFMA, DAG Nair argues that, in reality, there would probably by only two or three possible reasonable meanings that can arise from any statement or depiction.”

3) The persecuted Singaporean is being treated unfairly by the government;

“There is a clear information asymmetry between the Minister on one hand, and the maker of a statement being challenged under POFMA on the other. Unlike the Minister, who is able to rely on the machinery of state to procure the relevant evidence of falsity, the maker of a statement often has to contend with far more limited resources. For a statement-maker, who may be an individual, to bear the burden of proof would put him in an invidious position.”

4) The government has created a law that is aimed at making the courts comply to its position

“The constraint on the appellant’s right to free speech in the form of the CD would not exist but for the Minister’s attempt to impose it, and accordingly, it is the Minister who desires this Court to give judgment that the appellant’s rights should be curtailed”.

In effect, the courts are saying the government is trying to tie their hands with the law, Singaporeans are being unfairly treated by the law, the law is unjust, and the PAP government is using the law to try to control how courts pass judgement.

 

Roy Ngerng

 

 

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16 Responses to “Roy Ngerng: 4 things I learnt from the court’s judgement against SDP”

  • Dr. Chan:

    In summary, (Rumor, hearsay only), Ah Loong and PAP lackeys own the Courts, is the law and above the law.
    They are a gang of mobsters.(Rumor, hearsay only) totally NO TRUE. Don’t POFMA me.

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  • Some truth cannot be said:

    It is horribly obvious that some truth cannot be said in some places.

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  • WakeupSG:

    As government expands, liberty contracts.
    -Ronald Reagan

    To get back our freedom the only way is to VTO this coming GE!

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  • justanothercitizen:

    I am a idiot. Could someone tell me what is the above about. Would appreciate it in lay persons’ language. TIA

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    A compelling reason indeed for REGIME CHANGE.

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  • SDP to Appeal:

    and accordingly, it is the Minister who desires this Court to give judgment that the appellant’s rights should be curtailed”.

    Clear cut that SDP should appeal to the highest of the supreme court. Fight until the Court is able to give judgement based on Justice, not what the minister desires.

    If such is the case happening in Singapore, the PAPi power must be curtailed instead. This is not the kind of garment or democracy I want.

    What do you think?

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  • SGvirus:

    I always thought that the court is the most powerful and it’s the only place where one could seek justice. Apparently it is not.

    If even the people who are supposed to uphold justice have to bow to G, then doomsday is definitely not far away for a small country like sg.

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  • lying pap and stupid 70% sheep:

    many sheep children nus ntu smu shaking at home or driving Grab or delivering Grab food.

    good jobs that can afford S$1.5m condo go to ceca ah neh New citizen with questionable computer diploma but legitimate HULL Executive MBA. now the sheep children the cocks NSF NSR and then shake at home or drive Grab or deliver Grab food whereas ceca ah neh with fake diploma but legitimate HULL Executive MBA S$1.5m condo.

    GE2020 is soon.

    Wuhan virus is in place.

    pap liars take this opportunity to say shake at home or drive Grab or deliver Grab food due to Wuhan virus and 70% sheep agrees.

    ffff.

    Wuhan virus started late Dec 2019 whereas jobless nus ntu smu started May 2019.

    where got link unless stupid 70% sheep brain kenna conned by lying pap S$m liars.

    in the end, does it mean sheep parents produce sheep children?

    we don’t know and we care only because we are hurt by sheep voters. otherwise we drive our many cars in car lite Singapore enjoying movement freedom while sheep bus mrt because sheep believe in lying pap S$m liar BS car lite.

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  • Kuna:

    The Chief Justice and Law Society failed to speak up against the attempt by the Govt to tie their hands with the law.

    One can understand why.

    Nevertheless it shows they lack the moral courage.

    How shameful!

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  • I say , you say:

    Is the gov the law too now?
    We’re doomed unless sgs wake up and vote smart.

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  • Asd:

    I think if this article is not challenged as fake then it’s very real

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  • The mutant sinchiapor gomen:

    In one fell swoop one man’s view of the world wrought a mutation of the Republic of Singapore into his family’s Sinchiapor Corporation a.k.a. patronage crony-capitalism. Thereforth, the judiciary and legislative shall be subsumed under the Emperor & Empress. Someone’s nephew asserted that actually Singapore is bigger than one presumptuous family. We well recall

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  • Forget the old stories:

    Roy . Let this saga be over. Go overseas read and learn the art of being an opposition . Able to string barrages of English tirades against the establishment is similar to banging yur own head . A Sauve opposition is a smooth operator – Yu were entrapped by yur own enthusiasm .. Teo the decoy . A credible politician doesn’t go commit self sacrifice for stupid reasons … singaporean are tired of old stories but look to a visionary leaders who dare face jail sentence and king imprisonments in telling the truth .. if u still believes truth will finally prevails ..

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  • Logic can Destroy Lawyers:

    I know of a case where a layman without legal training defeated a Singapore famous lawyer.

    He won by using strong LOGIC.

    Lawyers can prata using all the tricks of his trade but Logic can defeat lawyers.

    Provided the trial is Fair .

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  • many legal technical blanks:

    //Lawyers can prata using all the tricks of his trade but Logic can defeat lawyers.//

    hahahaha. lawyers and sometimes even judges like to fill in the many legal technical blanks that reality of lives / situations may not have put down in strict evidence (either written, witnessed or recorded) ????? and at the end, one can be thrown back totally by some champion judgment like “inside is not within” in our sinkie land famous case ???

    that is why you need them (paid to do so) to fill pages and pages (1,000 plus pages) of arguments over some small little thing (but made BIGGER than an elephant by some interested idiots) ?

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  • tan kin llian the blinkingfool:

    Logic can Destroy Lawyers:
    I know of a case where a layman without legal training defeated a Singapore famous lawyer.

    He won by using strong LOGIC.

    Lawyers can prata using all the tricks of his trade but Logic can defeat lawyers.

    Provided the trial is Fair .

    many legal technical blanks:
    //Lawyers can prata using all the tricks of his trade but Logic can defeat lawyers.//

    hahahaha. lawyers and sometimes even judges like to fill in the many legal technical blanks that reality of lives / situations may not have put down in strict evidence (either written, witnessed or recorded) ????? and at the end, one can be thrown back totally by some champion judgment like “inside is not within” in our sinkie land famous case ???

    that is why you need them (paid to do so) to fill pages and pages (1,000 plus pages) of arguments over some small little thing (but made BIGGER than an elephant by some interested idiots) ?

    pap nus law school is better than London Oxford Cambridge? not at all. it is mandated by pap law pap nus law school is Πρῶτος. it is fake. because only from pap nus law school can INSIDE 200m be not within 200m.

    when esteemed son of Singapore Mr JB Jeyaretnam (London) said then pap cj was beholden to then pap lky, everyone knew it is true but because when the beholden chooses to be in cahoots with the beholding, it is hard to prove in the courts, especially Asian courts.

    one more thing. is Privy Council gone or existing? why?

    also when sane folks ask how come court decision is like this or like that, pap says contempt of court rule applies. an abuse of power to silence anyone daring to ask the sane question.

    even lky grandson is not spared, the Mr Li Shengwu who just mentioned something true.

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