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PM's press secretary rebuts The Economist on defamation suit

Published on Jun 19, 2014 11:53 PM

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's press secretary Chang Li Lin has rebutted an article in The Economist magazine that discusses PM Lee's defamation suit against blogger Roy Ngerng and its implications for Singapore.

The opinion piece "A butterfly on a wheel", was published online last Friday on The Economist's Banyan blog, which analyses Asian politics and culture.

The piece referred to Mr Ngerng's accusation as an "alleged 'serious libel'", which is wrong, said Ms Chang in a letter to The Economist.

The letter was published online under its letters to the editor section on Thursday.

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