Express opinions lawfully: DoJ

June 14, 2018

While people are entitled to express opinions on court decisions, it must be done within the limit permitted by the law and with respect for judicial independence.


The Department of Justice made the statement today in response to the conduct of some members of the public which might constitute contempt of court.


It said personal attacks or insulting comments on judges or acts undermining judicial independence or in contempt of court are illegal.


It said it has referred the case concerning Justice Anthea Pang to law enforcement agencies.


It reminded the public to respect the rule of law and judicial independence, the latter being one of the most important facets of the rule of law.

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