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Blogger Roy Ngerng can continue to write about CPF: M. Ravi

Published on May 28, 2014 7:30 PM
 

Singapore - Blogger Roy Ngerng, accused of libel for a blogpost that alleges Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has misappropriated Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings, wants to continue to write on the subject.

His lawyer M Ravi said on Wednesday in a letter to Mr Lee's lawyer that Mr Ngerng's written undertaking not to "aggravate the injury and distress" to the Prime Minister through "similar other posts", should not forbid him from writing about the CPF.

Said Mr Ravi: "For the avoidance of doubt, 'similar other posts' should not be construed as a curtailment of our client's right to his freedom of expression to write or engage the public on the CPF issue and raise any matters relating to CPF that requires transparency and accountability to the public".

He gave this response to a point made in a May 26 letter from Mr Lee's lawyer, Senior Counsel Davinder Singh.

 
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