27 Jan '12, 5am

#humanrights Human Rights Watch report made false assertions: Ministry of Law

Singapore’s Law Ministry has refuted claims in an annual report released on Monday by U.S.-based human rights group Human Rights Watch , saying it made “false assertions”. The report had claimed , among other things, that Singapore’s government has been making “lame excuses” to “(violate) fundamental free expression rights”, adding that it rejected and contested the premises of recommendations for improvements in civil and political rights made by the United Nations Human Rights Council in May last year. [Read the full report here .] The response, issued by the press secretary to Law Minister K Shanmugam , is reproduced in full here: We refer to Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) January 2012 country report for Singapore (Report) and the comments of its deputy director Phil Robertson, as quoted on Yahoo! News Singapore. The Report dismisses Singapore’s Submissions to the Human Rig...

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