AGC looking into ‘fake news’ about PAP MP who served as Kong Hee’s lawyer: Shanmugam

AGC looking into ‘fake news’ about PAP MP who served as Kong Hee’s lawyer: Shanmugam

The Independent·2018-02-06 12:00

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said in Parliament today that the Attorney-General’s Chambers is looking into a doctored image relating to the City Harvest Church trials, as a case of contempt by scandalising the courts.

The doctored image in question had to do with ruling party parliamentarian Edwin Tong, who also served as City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee’s defense lawyer. The individuals who created and circulated the image took a copy of Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao’s front page that was originally entitled “Outdated law ‘saved’ the accused from harsher penalties” and changed it to “PAP lawyer ‘saved’ the accused from harsher penalties”.

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