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S’poreans react to Roy Ngerng crying in court after brutal cross-examination by Senior Counsel Davinder Singh

S’poreans react to Roy Ngerng crying in court after brutal cross-examination by Senior Counsel Davinder Singh

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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CPF blogger Roy Ngerng broke down in court Friday on the second day of his brutal cross-examination by Senior Counsel Davinder Singh, who is representing Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. He reportedly took out a stack of tissues to wipe his eyes when on the stand.

The hearing is to seek to assess damages that Ngerng has to pay PM Lee, after he was found last November to have defamed the prime minister in a blog post last May.

His emotional outburst comes on the third day of the three-day hearing where the blogger was already grilled on the previous day and made to look incoherent and evasive.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “I guess Chinese privilege counts for nothing in that courtroom.”
Tng Lang, 46-year-old ex-Communist

 

sian-half-uncle “I guess what they said about the Internet is true: Having a blog gives you balls. But not when you are on the stand.”
Yong Dian Nao, 66-year-old programmer

 

happy-bird-girl “Crying publicly doesn’t mean you are weak and a sissy. But in this case, it does.”
Niang Niang Qiang, 20-year-old waitress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





PM Lee contemplates dropping lawsuit to leave CPF blogger with $70,000 administrative headache

PM Lee contemplates dropping lawsuit to leave CPF blogger with $70,000 administrative headache

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How will Roy Ngerng return all donated funds to each and every individual? PainfulLee, of course.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who have a lot of money locked up in their CPF account, agree that CPF blogger Roy Ngerng will be left with a massive administrative headache if things don’t go ahead as he planned.

This after the the blogger raised $70,000 from the public in three days in preparation for his defamation lawsuit filed against him by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

However, Singaporeans are anticipating PM Lee to pull the most classic political move in the last 50 years of Singapore’s history: By dropping all legal action against the blogger and leaving him with a $70,000 goldmine in his bank account and an epic administrative headache.

One local, Hong Kan Leow, said: “How will Roy Ngerng reverse transfer all the money? And what if people later come out and say they didn’t receive a refund?”

“Ji bai siao liao.”

“And you know what would be an even more classic move pulled by PM Lee after Roy Ngerng really returns all the money to his supporters?”

“File the lawsuit again. Hahahahahaha.”

 

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Blogger to pay $5,000 in damages in monthly payouts of $50, after PM Lee turns 65

Blogger to pay $5,000 in damages in monthly payouts of $50, after PM Lee turns 65

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Compensation for damages to be settled according to how CPF functions.

Roy Ngerng (Pronounced as "nnnnngggg" like when you do your number two)

Roy Ngerng (Pronounced as “nnnnngggg” like when you do your number two)

A new compensation scheme has been worked out for the blogger who is being sued by PM Lee for writing lengthy blog posts.

Another self-designated lawyer who is not M Ravi has worked out a payment scheme for the blogger to make compensation.

The lawyer, Kong Chee Kim, said: “Since Roy Ngerng has already offered to pay $5,000 in damages, he can state as a clause that he can only disburse the sum as monthly payouts of $50. And this monthly payout will only start when PM Lee hits 65 years old, which is in three years’ time in 2017.”

“In the meantime, the blogger will pay a 2.5% interest rate per year for holding on to the $5,000 sum until 2017.”

“But the blogger must also ensure that he is always holding on to $5,000 minimum sum and any payout will only be possible, if it is above this sum.”

“And when PM Lee hits 65, the age limit could be changed to 67.”

 

PM Lee hits back:

PM Lee contemplates dropping lawsuit to leave CPF blogger with $70,000 administrative headache

 

 

 

 

 











How S’poreans see defamation suits…

How S’poreans see defamation suits…

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… in the 21st century. Where they no longer belong.

Here’s some context: For the uninitiated, PAP’s Tan Chuan-Jin sent a lawyer’s letter to SDP’s Dr Vincent Wijeysingha.

SDP stalwart, Dr Vincent Wijeysingha

Tan Chuan-Jin claims Vincent defamed him in a Dec. 2 post on Facebook.

Vincent has since apologised but he is expected to pay damages running into the tens of thousands of dollars.

And in the 21st century, where everything goes and people are expected to be more tolerant, this is how plenty of Singaporeans read Vincent Wijeysingha’s poignant Dec. 2 Facebook note about the strike by Chinese bus drivers working for SMRT:

And this is how plenty of Singaporeans perceive Tan Chuan-Jin and his lawyers’ reaction to the same Facebook note:

Therefore, all things considered, defamation suits end up backfiring because people will automatically think the PAP cannot handle a debate. In the 21st century.

And win an argument with better, and even more poignant points and truths.

And defamation suits are all about making other people poorer.

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