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Ashley Madison ban stands

Published on Mar 31, 2014 8:13 AM
 
The founder of extramarital dating portal Ashley Madison, Canadian businessman Noel Biderman, has not given up on trying to get the ban on the Singapore edition of the website lifted - months after it was blocked by the authorities. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM ASHLEYMADISON.COM

The founder of extramarital dating portal Ashley Madison has not given up on trying to get the ban on the local edition of the website lifted - months after it was blocked by the authorities.

This even after the Media Development Authority (MDA) had earlier this month rebuffed the latest attempt by Canadian businessman Noel Biderman to negotiate a review of the ban.

His lawyers had sent a letter to the MDA on Feb 3 requesting a meeting, but the regulator replied on March 5, saying it intended to stand firm on its decision to block the site here.

An MDA spokesman, responding to queries from The Straits Times, said yesterday that the letter from Avid Life Media, which Mr Biderman heads, "discloses no basis in fact or law to merit any review of MDA's decision to block the Ashley Madison website".

 
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