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Blogger Roy Ngerng must remove posts or face aggravated damages

Published on May 26, 2014 1:07 PM
Roy Ngerng Yi Ling speaking during a three-hour protest rally at Speakers’ Corner in Hong Lim Park on June 8, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: ST

Singapore - Blogger Roy Ngerng was put on notice by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's lawyer on Monday that he is to immediately remove four blog posts and a youtube video or face aggravated damages.

The blogger, who had last Friday apologised to Mr Lee for a May 15 blog post alleging that CPF monies had been misppropriated, had put up two posts - one containing a 14-minute video - after he was served a letter of demand on May 18. The other two posts were uploaded in 2012 and 2013."

These posts show that Mr Ngerng's apology "was not and never meant to be geniuine" and that it had always been his intention to use Mr Lee's "lawful and legitimate demand to opportunistically raise his public profile, garner support and sympathy and renew his attack" against Mr Lee, the prime minister's lawyer Davinder Singh said in the letter on Monday.

These amount to circumstances which further aggravate the distress and injury to Mr Lee and for which he is entitled to aggravated damages, Mr Singh added.

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