Blogger Alex Au apologizes for post on Woffles Wu after receiving letter from AGC
Posted by temasektimes on July 12, 2012
In an unprecedented move unheard of elsewhere in the world, the Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) issued a letter to prominent socio-political blogger Alex Au to remove a blog post he has written about the controversial Woffles Wu case which has sparked a massive public outcry recently.
Prominent plastic surgeon Woffles Wu was charged in court recently for abetting his employee to take the rap for his two speeding offences in 2005 and 2006. His criminal offence only came to light after an ex-employee spilled the beans on him in January this year.
The AGC took offence with an article titled “Woffles Wu case hits a nerve” on June 18 which insinuates that the Singapore judicial system is biased to the well-connected and sent a letter dated July 6 to Mr Au to remove the post, failing which action for contempt would be taken.
AGC said the allegations were “scurrilous and false”, and “scandalised the Courts”.
In the letter, Mr Au said he accepts that the June 18 post had “scandalised the Courts of the Republic of Singapore”.
He apologised for committing the act of Contempt of Court, and has taken down the offending post and said he accepted that his post had seriously misrepresented various facts in relation to the Woffles Wu case.
This is not the first time Mr Au has apologized publicly for a post written by him on his blog. Two months ago, he apologized publicly to Law Minister Shanmugam for posting defamatory remarks about him.