Tag: defamation

TOC editor set to represent himself in defamation court case brought on by PM Lee

The Online Citizen editor Terry Xu revealed he will represent himself in the defamation court case brought against him by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. On Sept 1, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) issued a letter to the editor of TOC, demanding an apology and that they...

Soh Rui Yong files writ of defamation against Singapore Athletics’ Malik Aljunied

Singapore—Two-time SEA Games marathon champion Soh Rui Yong has taken his battle against sports officials in Singapore one step further with a writ of defamation issued by Mr Soh’s layers against Syed Abdul Malik Aljunied, the executive director of Singapore Athletics (SA). The quarrel between...

Vlogger accused of defamation by Garuda Airlines for posting photos of flight menu

Indonesia – While it is inevitable for companies to receive bad reviews, some are willing to take the necessary steps to ensure no mishaps are posted online. Garuda Indonesia, for example, banned passengers from taking photos and videos inside the aircraft after a vlogger posted...

Leong Sze Hian fell victim for a false report by STR: Sarawak Report

Singapore – On November 7, Singaporean Leong Sze Hian shared an article on his profile unaware that the content was inaccurate and libelous. The article that Mr. Leong shared was about the prime minister of the country being the next target for investigation under the...

Blogger Leong Sze Hian speaks out about legal proceedings against him by PM Lee

Blogger and financial adviser Leong Sze Hian took to Facebook earlier today to record his version of events that allegedly led to the commencement of legal proceedings against him by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. In his Facebook post on Wednesday, December 5, at about...

Roy debate: Where is the sane, moderate voice?

The loudest opinion on blogger Roy Ngerng is divided into two camps: Pro- Roy and anti-Roy. It has been hard to find a sane, moderate voice. A Facebook post by National Solidarity Party’s Nicole Seah will hopefully take the debate to a reasoned  level. She said...

Roy Ngerng sacked. Tan Tock Seng explains. I understand, he says

Political blogger Roy Ngerng’s employment contract was terminated today by Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The 33-year-old patient coordinator told The Independent Singapore that he received a warning letter from his company three weeks ago. “They said I should not do my personal stuff at work and...

Five donors step up to say why they donated to Roy Ngerng

Blogger Roy Ngerng’s crowdfunding efforts to help pay for his legal battle with the PM got many ordinary Singaporeans contributing to the cause. And the amount collected came to more than $81,000 in four days- $10,000 more than what he had asked for. The highest amount...

Singapore’s elephant in the room

For the naysayers and soothsayers, the clearest indication that Singapore’ centre of gravity  is shifting to the left came when President Tony Tan opened the second session of the country’s 12th Parliament with a rare promise to his people: You will have enough money...

PM vs Roy: Why it’s unnecessary

By Augustine Low President Barack Obama recently joked that when he leaves office after his eight-year term, Fox News would miss him sorely. Obama has been the butt of constant attacks and accusations by the cable and satellite news television channel, many of them unfounded and...