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Published on Jan 04, 2013
 

PM Lee to take legal action against blogger Alex Au for false allegations

 
 

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is taking legal action against blogger Alex Au for allegations made in a post about the sale of computer systems used by town councils.

A letter of the demand was sent to Mr Au on Friday, saying that an article entitled "PAP mis-AIMed, faces blowback", together with 21 other comments that the blogger allowed to be posted on his site, can be taken together to suggest that PM Lee is guilty of corruption in relation to the transaction between the PAP town councils and the firm Action Information Management (Aim).

"These are false and baseless allegations," said the letter of demand which was from Senior Counsel Davinder Singh of Drew and Napier.

The blog post had raised several questions about the circumstances surrounding the contract signed between the PAP town councils and Aim.