Press: Saying Goodbye to Mr. Lee

Dow Jones bails out of a long-running feud in Singapore

"We'd like to express our regret," declared the editorial in last week's Wall Street Journal worldwide, "that we are suspending our remaining circulation in the Republic of Singapore." Daily copies of its Asian edition sold in the bustling Southeast Asian city-state, the piece noted, had already < been cut by official edict from 5,000 to just 400. A new Singapore press law requiring foreign publications to be licensed annually and to post a deposit against legal judgments makes clear that "what the government of Singapore wants is for the foreign press to practice self-censorship," the editorial continued. "We cannot accept the...

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