Friday, 11 July 2008

Live by the sword, die by the sword?

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute has released a report that roundly criticised Singapore's human rights record. There is a nice round-up of relevant links on MARUAH's website.

I know it is all a very serious matter, but I was nevertheless amused by the incident. The reason for my amusement? Well, given that the Minister Mentor had just cited the IBA's praise for Singapore's judiciary in court (even though MM mistakenly claimed that it was in a letter, when it was really a public speech), it was the height of irony for an IBA body to issue such a stinging attack on our system.

Indeed, as if to show that the MSM does sometimes dare to flash a sense of humour, this Straits Times article juxtaposes it very nicely.

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