I hear that there is a defamation suit filed by members of Singapore Chess Federation against the Exco, made up of very senior civil servants and other power dudes. I think the Chinese press may have mentioned it, but so far no news in the English press.
There is also a very interesting read here, from Lawnet, which, from my limited understanding of Legal English, talks about destruction of evidence and deletion of emails (sorry, did not study Legalese as a Second language).
Juicy stuff, but I wonder why we never get this kind of news in the papers.
Excerpt from Lawnet:
The plaintiffs are members of SCF and the defendants are members of the Executive Council of the SCF. The plaintiffs were members of a party that requisitioned the EGM to, amongst other things, pass a resolution to ask the defendants to step down as office bearers of SCF. In response to the requisition, the defendants published a document on the SCF’s website that the plaintiffs considered defamatory. The plaintiffs therefore commenced an action in defamation against the defendants. On 5 July 2004, the court recorded a consent order that the offending words in the document were defamatory of the plaintiffs. Consequently, the trial of the present action relates only to whether the defendants’ defences of justification, fair comment and privilege can be established.