Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives at the High Court for a defamation hearing against blogger Leong Sze Hian on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives at the High Court for a defamation hearing against blogger Leong Sze Hian on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives at the High Court for a defamation hearing against blogger Leong Sze Hian on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

Singapore PM suing blogger for defamation says legal action key to protecting government’s clean reputation

  • Lee Hsien Loong was questioned for four hours on the first day of a defamation trial against Leong Sze Hian, a critic of the ruling PAP’s economic policies
  • The PM initiated the legal action in December 2018 after Leong shared an article on Facebook suggesting he was linked to Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal

Topic |   Singapore
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives at the High Court for a defamation hearing against blogger Leong Sze Hian on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives at the High Court for a defamation hearing against blogger Leong Sze Hian on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives at the High Court for a defamation hearing against blogger Leong Sze Hian on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
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