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Blogger's lawyer criticises TTSH and MOH for statements on defamation suit

Published on Jun 11, 2014 4:55 PM

SINGAPORE - The lawyer for blogger Roy Ngerng has written to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) criticising them for public statements they made regarding Mr Ngerng's defamation suit after he was fired on Tuesday.

Mr M Ravi said the suit, which is filed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong against Mr Ngerng for alleging that Mr Lee misappropriated Central Provident Fund monies, is sub judice as it is still before the courts and "its outcome remains a matter for the courts to determine".

In his letter sent on Wednesday, he pointed to TTSH citing the defamation as a basis for justifying the termination of Mr Ngerng's employment contract.

He also expressed his regret that MOH, which he said was not a party to the contract of employment between Mr Ngerng and TTSH, had issued a public statement on Tuesday supporting the hospital's decision.

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