Satirical site SMRT Ltd (Feedback) says it does not have to reveal identities or apologise

Blogger Wendy Cheng applied for a Protection Order against SMRT Ltd (Feedback), alleging that the site has been harassing her and her family since 2012. -- PHOTO: WENDY CHENG
Blogger Wendy Cheng applied for a Protection Order against SMRT Ltd (Feedback), alleging that the site has been harassing her and her family since 2012. -- PHOTO: WENDY CHENG

SINGAPORE - Satirical Facebook page SMRT Ltd (Feedback) has said that a Court Order to reveal themselves and post an apology is not real.

On Feb 6, popular blogger Wendy Cheng, better known as Xiaxue, put up a post on getting a Protection Order (PO) against the site. She posted a court order that prohibits the site from insulting or abusing her, her husband and her son in any way.

SMRT Ltd (Feedback) then updated its page to say that they have been instructed to reveal themselves and apologise by Feb 7 at 12pm.

But on Feb 8, it wrote: "PS: The PO is real, but the order to reveal ourselves and post an apology is not."

Ms Cheng alleged that the site has been harassing her and her family since 2012. She wrote that SMRT Ltd (Feedback) was served the order by the State Court on Feb 5.

In its defence, the site also put up this post on Feb 7: "We have stopped making insulting remarks against Xiaxue, or anyone else since last year and have no interest in contesting the Protection Order because Xiaxue rightfully needs it for protection against people who are out to stalk or cause harm. However, the court did not say that we cannot do anything that can be constituted as fair comment."

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