September 24, 2008
Hugo Restall, Review Publishing, Far Eastern Economic Review
A High Court judge in Singapore ruled that the Far Eastern Economic Review had defamed Singapore's leaders, according to international news reports. Justice Woo Bih Li decided the case in a summary judgment without trial, dismissing arguments submitted by the magazine's lawyers that the contents of the article constituted fair comment, according to the BBC. Damages will be decided later, and the Review may appeal, the news reports said.