Two days ago, another S$500 was raised for funds to pay the Singapore prime minister.
Background: I was sued by the Singapore prime minister for an article on this blog and have been asked to pay him S$180,000. So far, I have raised S$30,050.71. Please see at the end of the article more information.
In case you had missed the exchanges in court during the hearing on damages for my case, below are the postings from the CPF Broken Promises Facebook page and The Online Citizen.
- The Online Citizen Lee Hsien Loong vs Roy Ngerng – trial titbits
- The Online Citizen PM Lee to Roy Ngerng: “We are not here to play games”
- The Online Citizen $10,000 compensation offer “unrealistic”: Lee Hsien Loong
- The Online Citizen Roy Ngerng in the witness box – trial titbits
- The Online Citizen Ngerng out to hurt PM, twist the knife: Davinder Singh
- The Online Citizen PM Lee to Roy Ngerng: I’ve been watching your blog
Thank You for Your Support for the Fund Raising
As of this morning, a total of $$30,050.71 has been raised. I still have to pay another S$149,900 to the prime minister.
If you would also like to help to defray the costs and damages, you can also fund raise to the bank account at POSB Savings Bank Account 130-23068-7 (Ngerng Yi Ling) or PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
My dad sells carrot cake at Block 107 in Ang Mo Kio. Some people had visited my dad’s stall to pass him some contributions. Dad’s stall is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from about 4pm to about 11pm/midnight.
The funds coming in have slowed down. But for transparency, I will continue to update on the funds raised and used, on this blog.
Meanwhile, I have also attached my LinkedIn profile here, if it might be of interest. I was fired after I was sued – the hospital that I worked at and the Ministry of Health, Singapore sent out press releases to support the firing, with the hospital alluding to the defamation suit.
If you have a job opening, scholarship or fellowship, please feel free to contact me on the opportunities. I would be grateful if you do so. I am open to working overseas as well.
Background: In 2014, I was sued by the Singapore prime minister for defamation. The judge ruled in a summary judgment that I have defamed him. I have apologised to the prime minister. I was ordered to pay damages of S$150,000 to him. In a settlement reached with the help of my lawyer Eugene Thuraisingam, I am to pay an additional S$30,000 in costs. In total, including the previous payment that I have made to the costs of the summary judgment (S$29,000) and application for the Queen’s Counsel (S$6,000), I would have paid/will pay S$215,000.
Two weeks ago, I have paid the first tranche of S$30,000 (of the S$180,000) to the prime minister. From April 1, 2016, for the next 5 years, I have to pay $100 every month. Thereafter, from 2021, I have to pay $1,000 every month until I finish paying.
You can read the previous updates here: [One] [Two] [Three] [Four] [Five] [Six] [Seven] [Eight] [Nine] [Ten] [Eleven] [Twelve] [Thirteen] [Fourteen] [Fifteen] [Sixteen]. I would like to thank Mothership.sg for reporting about the fund raising.
You can also read the previous update on the funds raised in 2014 and its usage. I would like to thank The Straits Times for reporting about it. There were also inaccurate online reports that the funds were used to pay overseas trips. This is untrue. You can read more about these in the update here.