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Hearing to grant PM Lee summary judgment set before High Court Judge

Published on Jul 17, 2014 7:55 PM

SINGAPORE - The hearing to decide if Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong should be granted summary judgment in his defamation suit against blogger Roy Ngerng is fixed for 18 Sep before a High Court Judge.

This will decide whether the court will rule in his favour without going through a full-blown trial.

A High Court Judge, rather than a registrar as is usually the case, will preside over the full-day hearing, Mr Ngerng's lawyer M. Ravi told reporters after a pre-trial conference on Thursday.

Tht is because both sides "have indicated they will appeal" if the court rules against them, he said.

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