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Online frenzy over mystery woman

January 30, 2012 - 12:57am

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THE events of the past week have got netizens into a curious frenzy.

First, it was news of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau's (CPIB) probe on the ex-heads of the Singapore Civil Defence Force Peter Lim and Central Narcotics Bureau Ng Boon Gay.

Then came another revelation: The New Paper reported that Hougang Member of Parliament Yaw Shin Leong was the subject of a raging online debate over whether he had had an extramarital affair.

The two top civil servants were also linked to a woman working in the IT industry, who is connected to the CPIB probe.

Now, the online community is mining for more details on the women, with some posting their alleged "findings" online.

But these online postings, if found to be untrue, could land netizens in trouble for defamation.

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