Tag: Terry Xu

TOC Editor Terry Xu, lawyer M Ravi being investigated for contempt of court

Singapore -- The Online Citizen Editor Terry Xu, lawyer M Ravi and two other individuals are being investigated for contempt of court following the publication of online articles and Facebook posts about ongoing court proceedings. The other two persons are Mr Mohan Rajangam and a TOC...

Judge dismisses defence applications in criminal defamation suit linked to The Online Citizen

On Monday (Jan 20), a judge dismissed two applications by defence lawyer M Ravi in a criminal defamation case linked to alternative news site The Online Citizen. Daniel Augustin De Costa, 36, was charged with criminal defamation and unauthorised access to computer material under the...

Lawyer M Ravi files second application stating case filed against TOC is unconstitutional

Singapore—M Ravi, the lawyer for the defendants from The Online Citizen (TOC) facing a defamation suit, made a second application on Wednesday, December 11, to refer the case to the High Court, arguing that the charge brought against his client is unconstitutional. This second application...

Chief Editor Terry Xu responds saying he “disagrees” after the Law Ministry and MCI accuse TOC of publishing falsehoods

The Chief Editor of The Online Citizen (TOC) Terry Xu has responded on Facebook disagreeing with the Ministry of Law and the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) after they released a joint statement accusing TOC of publishing falsehoods in an article and Facebook...

Director of documentary on TOC hopes people will ask “why Singapore needs a guy like Terry”

Singapore—A documentary on independent news site The Online Citizen (TOC) will premiere at the Freedom Film Fest 2019 on September 28, Saturday, in Kuala Lumpur. Its director has said he hopes people will watch it and “ask why Singapore needs a guy like Terry”—...

The Online Citizen changes name of author in article defaming PM Lee

Over the weekend (September 21), The Online Citizen changed the name of the author who wrote the article that has chief editor Terry Xu being sued for. The publication is being sued for defamation over the article. Earlier this month (September 1), the Prime Minister’s Office...

Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling can decide if they want to testify in court against PM Lee: Press Secretary

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will testify in court if his defamation suit against the chief editor of The Online Citizen (TOC) goes to trial, said PM Lee’s press secretary. In a statement on Tuesday (September 10) night, Ms Chang Li Lin answered media queries...

PM Lee’s lawyers say article by The Online Citizen has ‘gravely injured’ his reputation

In court documents, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s lawyers state that the article published by The Online Citizen (TOC) on Aug 15 has "gravely injured" his character and reputation. PM Lee is suing TOC’s chief editor Terry Xu for defamation. His lawyers say that the article...

TOC’s editor pleads for “lawyer friends” to help in case against IMDA

The editor of local socio-political website, The Online Citizen (TOC), Terry Xu, took to Facebook on Tuesday evening to appeal for any lawyers to assist them in a case against the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA). In a post to all of his social media...

The Online Citizen releases a statement to clarify the alleged criminal defamation

Earlier today, The Online Citizen released yet another statement on their Facebook page. However, this one was “To clarify on the investigation of TOC in regard to the alleged criminal defamation”. In their post, they wrote, “On 18 Sept this year, the Infocomm Media Development...