TRS founder admits to lying in court
He claimed he and his girlfriend had started a Facebook page to petition the removal of new Member of Parliament (MP) Tin Pei Ling after the General Election in May 2011.
But Deputy Public Prosecutor G. Kannan, who cross-examined The Real Singapore (TRS) founder Yang Kaiheng, 27, on Thursday (April 7), asked how this could be possible when the couple had not even met at that time.
Yang, who is facing sedition charges involving the socio-political website, had said earlier that the couple had met one to two months before September 2011.
DPP Kannan then charged that Takagi, who is now Yang's wife, could not have been involved in the anti-Tin Pei Ling Facebook page and said it was Yang who set it up on his own.
Yang conceded: "I admit I am lying."
DPP Kannan said Yang wanted the court to believe that if the couple could set up the Facebook page together, then Takagi, an Australian national, could also take over TRS.
Yang and Takagi were charged last April with seven counts of sedition.
Yang, a Singaporean, claimed trial.
Takagi, 23, who is pregnant, was jailed 10 months in March after pleading guilty.
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