Restricting Publication of False Statements Using Section 15 of the Protection from Harassment Act

Singapore Law Gazette (May 2016), 14

9 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2020

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Benjamin Joshua Ong

Singapore Management University - School of Law

Date Written: May 2016

Abstract

Ting Choon Meng v Attorney-General is the first High Court decision on the scope of s 15 of the Protection from Harassment Act. It raises interesting questions about the purpose of the Act and how its provisions relate to one another, as well as about the Government Proceedings Act and, more broadly, about the role of the law in media regulation in the Internet age.

Keywords: harassment, false statements, fake news, Singapore

Suggested Citation

Ong, Benjamin Joshua, Restricting Publication of False Statements Using Section 15 of the Protection from Harassment Act (May 2016). Singapore Law Gazette (May 2016), 14, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3681210

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Singapore Management University - School of Law ( email )

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