News: International

S'pore govt offers to buy Paulson resorts

15 February 2011

David McLaughlin

Government of Singapore Investment Corp., a sovereign-wealth fund, offered to buy a group of bankrupt resorts owned by hedge fund Paulson & Co. and other investors.

The fund has offered $1.5 billion for the five resorts, one of its lawyers, Michael Sage, sai ... Read more »

Hosni Mubarak resigns as president

12 February 2011

Al Jazeera
Egyptian president stands down and hands over power to the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces.

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has resigned from his post, handing over power to the armed forces.

Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address that the president was "waiving" his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the armed forces.

Suleiman' ... Read more »

HRW calls on S'pore govt to drop charges against Chee

09 February 2011

Chee Soon Juan Faces Prison for Conviction Violating Free Speech Rights

The Singaporean government should drop politically motivated charges brought in 2006 against opposition party leader Dr. Chee Soon Juan that will lead to a prison term on February 10, 2011, if he does not pay a fine, Human Rights Watch said today.


Chee faces a prison term of 20 weeks starting February 10 if he ... Read more »

IBA: Systematic repression of freedom in Singapore

09 February 2011

IBA Media Law & Freedom of Expression Blog

A recent High Court ruling has reignited fierce debate on Freedom of Expression in Singapore. Dr Chee Soon Juan, the leader of the opposition Singapore Democratic Party, has just lost his appeal to overturn a conviction for speaking in a public place without a licence. Sentenced to a fine of $20,000 or imprisonment of 20 weeks in default, the SDP leader is facing the very real risk that, incarcerated, he will be ... Read more »

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