Slander is a false statement made about an individual or entity which could harm the individual’s or entity’s reputation. While one may assume that they are free to make a statement to express his/her opinion, it must be understood that an opinion made with no basis or that cannot be substantiated or reasoned could be slander if it harms the reputation of the person or entity to whom the statement is directed at.
To avoid engaging in slander and its potential legal repercussions in Singapore, it is essential to keep the following in mind:
The understanding of this fine line between opinion and slander would lead to a constructive exchange of ideas while avoiding harm and hurt to others reputation.
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