PM Lee's lawyers seek 'very high' damages in defamation case against Roy Ngerng
The issue being discussed about is that a blogger named Roy Ngerng had wrongly accused Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong of embezzlement of state investment fund GIC and raising inappropriate questions on the Central Province Funds. Mr Lee filed a lawsuit against him saying that he had defamed him and did not want to accept his insincere apology letters.
There are several cases of people who make false statements and criticise at the government and ministers (such as the Amos Yee's case when Yee announced the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew even though he was not yet dead at that time) through the Internet platforms such as blogs and YouTube videos. I feel that it is alright to share your opinions with other people on the internet however, we must be clear of what we are able to say and post about and what we are not. For example, make false accusation against anything government or political related if we do not have any evidence to prove what we write about. It is disappointing to see how 'uneducated' Singaporeans are for not being able to realize or know what are the severe consequences for doing so. I hope we are able to lessen these kind of cases by making people be aware of what is against the law when on the Internet.