'Super tutor' awarded $170k in defamation suit against rival

Dr Anthony Fok (pictured), together with the tuition company he founded, JC Economics Education Centre, and his publishing company, had sued rival economics tutor Edmund Quek and his tuition outfit Economics Cafe Learning Centre for defamation over s
Dr Anthony Fok (pictured), together with the tuition company he founded, JC Economics Education Centre, and his publishing company, had sued rival economics tutor Edmund Quek and his tuition outfit Economics Cafe Learning Centre for defamation over statements made by the latter.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER FILE

SINGAPORE - An economics "super-tutor" won a defamation suit against a rival, who was ordered to pay some $170,000 in damages, including aggravated damages last month.

Dr Anthony Fok, 37, who was named one of Singapore's "super tutors" in a 2017 Sunday Times report, has been featured in several media articles.

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