Statistics on “contempt of court” cases

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I googled for the statistics on “contempt of court”.

So far this year, it would appear that there have been three cases of “contempt of court” initiated by the Attorney-General´s Chambers (AGC).

They are against Li Shengwu, Eugene Thuraisingam and Han Hui Hui.

In 2015, there was a case against Alex Au Waipang who was fined $8,000 for contempt of court.

In 2011, there was a case against Shadrake Alan who was sentenced to six weeks’ imprisonment and a fine of $20,000, for contempt of court.

According to theonlinecitizen – “The highest punishment meted out for contempt of court in Singapore thus far was six weeks’ imprisonment and a fine of $20,000, but the new Bill (Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill) will increase the maximum penalty to three years’ imprisonment and a fine of $100,000”.

It would appear that contempt of court cases initiated by the AGC may be quite rare, from a statistical perspective.

Leong Sze Hian

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Leong
Leong Sze Hian has served as president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), invited to speak more than 200 times in over 30 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of Indonesia and Brunei. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.