Singapore: Law Society Faces Criticism from Online Community
Singapore's Law Society is in hot water on social media platforms after allegations were made that they had attempted to prevent human rights lawyer Madasamy Ravi from continuing to fight his cases in court.
On July 16, 2012, opposition politician Kenneth Jeyaretnam who was in court with Mr Ravi and his client Mdm Vellama tweeted:
@KenJeyaretnam:Law Society attempting to have M. Ravi declared unfit to practise law and sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
He later followed it up by posting a copy of a letter Mr Ravi's psychiatrist had written to the Law Society. The post has since been removed, but has been picked up by other online outlets such as The Online Citizen.
Mr Ravi had been in court that morning for an open court hearing on the discretionary powers of the Prime Minister in... [via Global Voices Online]