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PM Lee rejects Roy Ngerng's appeal to not pay for damages and legal costs

Published on May 23, 2014 9:10 PM
 
Blogger Roy Ngerng speaking at the Labour Day protest at Hong Lim Park on May 1, 2014. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will not be dropping his demand for damages and legal costs from Mr Ngerng, his lawyer Senior Counsel Davinder Singh said in a letter on Friday, May 23, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will not be dropping his demand for damages and legal costs from blogger Roy Ngerng, his lawyer Senior Counsel Davinder Singh said in a letter on Friday.

Mr Ngerng now has until 5pm next Monday to send in a written offer. If he fails to do so, legal proceedings will be started against him.

Earlier in the day, Mr Ngerng had apologised to Mr Lee for a May 15 post on his blog The Heart Truths alleging Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings had been misappropriated.

In a letter sent by his lawyer M. Ravi, he also appealed against Mr Lee's demand for damages.

 
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