Sunday, March 13, 2005

Eh? Like that not contempt of court meh?

There's a very sad story unfolding in Sydney about a Singaporean couple who allegedly poisoned their children. For matters like these, a court order withholds the names, and for good reason. From the SMH:
Police prosecutor Sergeant Keren Bayley told the court the couple, who were listed in court documents as being aged 35 and who cannot be named, allegedly collected the Dozile tablets for "some time" before giving them to the children, aged seven and six.
But Channelnews Asia has special dispensation to disclose the names, possibly because Channelnews Asia is not connected to Australia and the rest of the world. Deep black Deep long black @ Menotti
Surf stop: cowfacedotnet
iTunes' party shuffle is playing a copy of: Cigarettes Will Kill You - Ben Lee - Breathing Tornados, of which I have the original CD and therefore didn't steal music.


Blogger Tym said...

I love Menotti too!

3/13/2005 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous rick said...

I guess it might be contempt of court in Australia, but there may be different laws governing/applying to a foreign news organisation (ie. Channel News Asia).

3/14/2005 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous La Idler said...

I guess if you are Singaporean, CNA thinks it's their civic duty to shame you, so that you can't harm the rest of society. Anyway, public shaming is the number one tactic in Singapore.

3/14/2005 05:09:00 PM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

Yup. And shame the victims as well. Usually, a gag order is placed as regards the names of the accuseds as well as the victims, in a case like this. In Australia, news outlets observe contempt laws by not naming both parents and kids. But CNA is still at it here.

3/14/2005 11:01:00 PM  

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