Roy Ngerng cries in court
Tempers flared as blogger Roy Ngerng cried in the High Court on Friday (July 3).
It was the third day of the hearing to assess how much in damages he has to pay Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for defaming him.
As Mr Lee's lawyer, Senior Counsel Davinder Singh, continued his grilling of Mr Ngerng, the blogger got emotional when talking about his financial situation.
Telling the court he was unemployed and was now digging into his savings, Mr Ngerng choked up when he revealed he was also depending on his parents for financial help.
When Mr Singh pressed Mr Ngerng on whether he was using foreign organisations to pressure the court, Mr Ngerng lost his cool and started raising his voice.
Sobbing, he went on a tirade about the freedom of speech and how he felt he was being persecuted for speaking up about the Central Provident Fund.
Justice Lee Seiu Kin then asked if Mr Ngerng needed time to compose himself and adjourned for lunch.
The hearing continues this afternoon.
Read the full report in our print edition on July 4.
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