Singapore Prime Minister Lee’s takes to the Stand in Blog post Defamation Case, Lee’s lawyers demand high damages against Roy Ngerng.
Mr Lee’s lawyers said Ngerng knowingly and maliciously published a vicious libel also noted that previous awards in defamation cases involving top government ministers ranged from $100,000 to $400,000.
Lee sued Roy Ngerng, for a blog post last year in which the defendant was alleged to have implicated Lee in impropriety in connection with how funds in Singapore’s mandatory retirement savings scheme are managed.
The court has already ordered Ngerng to pay S$29,000 ($21,700) to Lee to cover legal costs. Wednesday’s hearing, which is expected to last until the end of the week, is to decide damages.
Singaporeans have different ideas regarding PM some comments posted on Singapore Yahoo News report regading the PM case, Riezma said “What’s wrong with the youth today? People like Roy and Amos thinks that they are super heroes, by posting stupid defaming videos or statements and claimed they are fighting for the interest of the people while they CAN’T even take care of themselves or their parents.
“These two clowns are destroying their future just like the other clown called ALVIN who had run off to America and hide because he also thought it was funny to insult the MUSLIMS in Malaysia.”
“The most poweful person in a country under dictatorship (our singapore) suing a powerless annoying common citizen, that’s really fair! He suing over a “damaged reputation” while the one being sued now will have a super disastrous financial situation because he has to pay one of the wealthiest..” Dimitri said.
Justice Lee Seiu Kin had ruled last November that Mr Ngerng, 34, defamed PM Lee in a blog post on his blog The Heart Truths on May 15 last year by suggesting the Prime Minister misappropriated Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings.
Lee is the third and current Prime Minister of Singapore, and has been in office since 2004. Image / Reuters