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Singapore government sues WSJ

March 14, 2009

Agence France Presse is reporting that the Singapore government has filed a lawsuit against a Wall Street Journal editor alleging that she published articles that caused questions about the integrity of the country’s judiciary system.

AFP reports, “A High Court Judge granted an application by the attorney-general to begin contempt proceedings against Melanie Kirkpatrick, a deputy editor with the New York-based business newspaper’s editorial page, the Straits Times said in its online edition.

“Kirkpatrick was responsible for ‘actions which resulted in the publication and distribution’ of three articles published in the WSJ’s sister newspaper, The Wall Street Journal Asia, the Straits Times said, citing court documents.

“The articles ‘contained passages that scandalise the Singapore judiciary,’ the report said.

“Also facing contempt proceedings are the newspaper’s international editor Daniel Hertzberg and managing editor Christine Glancey.”

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