Updated: 05/26/2014 22:52

Local blogger Roy Ngerng agrees to remove four blog posts and youtube video as demanded by PM Lee



Local blogger Roy Ngerng agrees to remove four blog posts and youtube video as demanded by PM Lee

Local blogger Roy Ngerng says he'll remove four blog posts and a youtube video by 5pm today (26 May), as demanded by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. 

The Prime Minister, through his laywer, Davinder Singh, said in a letter of demand today that the posts and video had aggravated the injury and distress caused to Mr Lee. 

They showed that Mr Ngerng's apology and undertaking issued last Friday "was not and never meant to be genuine." 

Mr Singh said it has always been Mr Ngerng's intention to "opportunistically use the occasion of (Mr Lee's) legitimate and lawful demand to raise his public profile, garner support and sympathy and renew his attack" against the Prime Minister. 

Mr Ngerng, through his lawyer, M Ravi, had requested today that he be given till 5pm on the 28th of May on the offer of damages that he's required to make.
The deadline on the offer of damages is 5pm today (26 May). 

The legal action brought by the Prime Minister began on the 18th May. 

PM Lee's lawyers had sent a letter to Mr Ngerng, demanding he remove an article on his blog which contained allegations against Mr Lee. 

Mr Ngerng removed the post and posted an apology on 23rd May as demanded. 

He also asked for and was given an extension till today (26 May) on the issue of damages sought by the Prime Minister. 

However Mr Ngerng subsequently posted another post as well as a YouTube video on the CPF issue the very next day, on 24th May.

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