Chee Soon Juan hopes to pay off damages with sale of latest book
Singapore's Democratic Party chief Chee Soon Juan has offered former prime ministers Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong $30,000 to settle his bankruptcy case, using money he expects from the impending sale of his latest book, Democratically Speaking.
He wants to discharge himself from bankruptcy to contest the next General Election due in 2016, the SDP said on Thursday.
Dr Chee, the party's secretary-general, was made a bankrupt in 2006 for failing to pay $500,000 in damages to then Senior Minister Goh and then Minister Mentor Lee for defaming them during the 2001 general election campaign.
He had accused them of misleading Parliament over a US$5 billion loan (S$6.3 billion) to Indonesia in 1998.