Blogger withdraws stat board challenge
The stage was set for a David-and-Goliath showdown. A 21-year-old blogger, accused of defaming the Council of Private Education (CPE), launched a court challenge that statutory boards do not hold the right to sue for libel.
But Ms Han Hui Hui yesterday withdrew the challenge she had issued in April without asking for costs from the council.
It all started the previous month when the former student at private school Shelton College said such institutions were "unethical" for distributing examination questions along with their answers for students to memorise.
This prompted no action from CPE until April, when she made her offending statements in e-mail she reproduced online and sent to media organisations.