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PM Lee responds to blogger Roy Ngerng's affidavit

PM says Roy Ngerng's arguments 'inadmissible', 'abuse of process of court'

Published on Aug 30, 2014 8:53 AM
This photograph taken on June 9, 2014 shows Roy Ngerng, a blogger and former patient coordinator at the Communicable Disease Centre, showing his website blog on the computer at his home in Singapore. -- PHOTO: AFP

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's defamation suit against blogger Roy Ngerng has entered a new round, with Mr Lee responding to Mr Ngerng's bid to get the High Court to turn down his application for damages without the case going for a full trial.

In a statement filed in court on Aug 21, Mr Lee dismissed most of the reasons Mr Ngerng gave for an open trial.

He said the arguments the 33-year-old made are "inadmissible, irrelevant, and an abuse of the process of the court", adding that they were designed to advance Mr Ngerng's political agenda.

Also, the arguments "have no place in an affidavit", he said.

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