In the High Court on Wednesday, 20 March 2019, we made arguments on the appropriate sentences that should be meted out to Mr Jolovan Wham and Mr John Tan, who had each published certain posts on their respective Facebook pages in 2018 that the High Court later ruled to have been in contempt of court.
For Mr Jolovan Wham, the prosecution sought a fine of between S$10,000 to S$15,000 and in default, imprisonment for two to three weeks. For Mr John Tan, the prosecution sought an imprisonment term of “at least 15 days”.
These are relatively novel cases as the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act 2016 only took effect as of 1 October 2018.
Judgment has been reserved and will be delivered at a later date.