A Singaporean blogger said on Monday he had raised S$133,000 ($98,840) through crowdfunding via online media to cover harms he was requested to pay Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a maligning case recorded by the city-state’s chief.
Lee had sued Leong Sze Hian, a monetary consultant after he shared on Facebook an online news story that connected the head to a monetary outrage at Malaysia’s state reserve 1MDB.
Lee’s legal counselors have said such connections were “bogus and ridiculous”. Leong had erased the November 2018 Facebook post inside three days of sharing it, conforming to an administration demand.
The Singapore high court on March 24 arranged him to pay Lee S$133,000.
“I’m exceptionally upbeat, thankful,” he told Reuters on Monday.
Leong made the declaration on Facebook late on Sunday, when he posted: “It is done. All paid for.”
As the top of an administration that has vowed zero resilience of defilement, Lee, 69, is no more unusual to looking to secure his standing through lawful channels.
Senior figures in the decision People’s Action Party, including Lee’s late dad and the author of current Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, have recently sued