Amnesty International Hong Kong has invited local blogger Leong Sze Hian to speak on freedom of expression at the first episode of a broadcast program they host on Facebook Live.
The program, called the Human Rights Live Broadcast, analyses issues from a human rights point-of-view. The first episode is expected to air on Sunday, 6 Jan.
Earlier, PM Lee commenced legal proceedings against Leong for defamation after the latter shared an article on his Facebook page that alleged that the head of government helped launder 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds.
Leong, who initially said that he was “bewildered” by PM Lee’s actions said on Wednesday that he is fighting the claims against him in court. Besides filing a defence, Leong is also filing a counterclaim against PM Lee for “abusing the process of the court in bringing the claim against me.”
Besides Leong, Dr Chung Kim-Wah who serves as Assistant Professor of Applied Social Sciences at the HK Polytechnic University is set to speak during the programme’s inaugural episode. Like Leong, Dr Chung was sued by his political leader.