Common law doctrine of public interest immunity applies in Singapore

06 Sep 2021

In Mah Kiat Seng v AG and others [2021] SGHC 202, the High Court held that the common law doctrine of public interest immunity applies in Singapore.
 
The High Court noted that in most cases, the active exploration of potential safeguards (such as redaction) will enable public interest in the administration of justice to be upheld without risking that public interest in general would otherwise be harmed.

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