The Singapore High court today (Dec 17) ordered CPF blogger Roy Ngerng to pay Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong S$150,000 for defamation. Roy Ngerng was found guilty in Oct 2014 for defaming Lee Hsien Loong in a default judgment, where there is no fair trial and contest over what’s defamatory.
The article which the Prime Minister took offense was the one that drew similarities between Lee Hsien Loong’s PM position and his doomed investor wife’s, the CEO of the country’s sovereign wealth fund company Temasek Holdings, and the round tripping fraud Pastor Kong Hee of City Harvest Church used to siphon church funds to fund his wife’s doomed singing career.
Other unrelated articles pertaining to CPF matters are also ordered to be taken down, which the Prime Minister claimed was defamatory as well.
This landmark case effected the insuring of Lee Hsien Loong from criticisms better than the slew of internet censorship and media regulations he introduced in recent years.
Lee Hsien Loong is the son of the former dictator Lee Kuan Yew, who was infamous for charging his critics bankrupt when he was alive. The joy from the death of Lee Kuan Yew in March 2015 was short-lived, Singapore has landed itself under another dictator who is currently in his 4th term of premiership since 2004.