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Blogger Roy Ngerng says sorry (again)

Two days into the hearing to determine the amount of damages he has to pay for defaming Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, blogger Roy Ngerng has reposted an apology online.

The statement was uploaded on his blog late last night.

 PHOTO: THE HEART TRUTHS

In the latest post, Mr Ngerng, 34, said:

"I republish this apology on my blog, in recognition of having published Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s demand letter to me...

"I have since removed the above-mentioned portions from the article where the demand letter can be found and have republished this apology on my blog again."

Here's the case in brief:

► Mr Ngerng had published a blog post that likened Mr Lee to City Harvest Church leaders facing prosecution for alleged misuse of $50 million in church funds.

► The trial judge had said that the post conveyed the impression that Mr Lee had misappropriated Singaporeans’ CPF savings. 

Mr Ngerng arriving at the Supreme Court. PHOTO: ST FILE

Besides admitting that his allegation against PM Lee was "false and completely without foundation", the 34-year-old blogger added:

"I unreservedly apologise to Mr Lee Hsien Loong for the distress and embarrassment caused to him by this allegation. I have removed the Article and the links to the Article and undertake not to make any further allegations to the same or similar effect."

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Related report: PM Lee vs blogger Roy Ngerng: All about saying sorry? 

 

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