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Media Brief – Contempt of Court Proceedings against Mr Alan Shadrake

In July this year, the Attorney-General obtained leave to commence contempt proceedings against Mr Alan Shadrake, the author of the book “Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore justice in the dock” (“the Book”), for various statements made in the Book which impugn the impartiality, integrity and independence of the Singapore Judiciary. The contempt proceedings were first heard in the High Court before the Honourable Justice Quentin Loh on 30 July 2010. The hearing was adjourned at the request of Mr Shadrake’s counsel for Mr Shadrake to file an affidavit to respond to the case against him. The case was subsequently heard in open court before Justice Loh on 18 Oct 2010.

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Last updated / reviewed on 18 Oct 2010