It's not World Cup season yet but blogger Roy Ngerng will not be sleeping tonight

Ngerng claims that he heard online "rumours" that the ISD is planning to arrest him.

Martino Tan| June 10, 05:11 PM

[Update June. 10, 2014, 6pm: Channel NewsAsia reported that the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that it supports TTSH's decision to terminate Ngerng's contract, as his "actions show a lack of integrity and are incompatible with the values and standards of behaviour expected of hospital employees."

Roy Ngerng, the blogger who is being sued by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for defamation, announced on his Facebook page that he was fired from his job as a healthcare worker at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). Ngerng, 33, was employed as a patient coordinator at the TTSH's Communicable Disease Centre.

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Ngerng's dismissal is confirmed by socio-political blog Fivestarsandamoon, which received this exclusive press statement from TTSH, saying that the reasons for Ngerng's dismissal were:

1) Misuse of company resources and neglect of work duties

2) Improper public conduct

The Straits Times also reported that Ngerng was fired for his conduct and also for misusing work time, hospital computers and facilities for personal pursuits with immediate effect.

Ngerng said that his TTSH "supervisors have been patient but they also have a responsibility to uphold" and he respect their decisions.

Elsewhere, there were rumours circulating online that the Internal Security Department (ISD) is planning to arrest him.

Reform Party Chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam

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National Solidarity Party candidate Abdul Salim Harun

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Ngerng however disagree with the online rumours, saying that ISD had no grounds to do so.


Editor's note: Kenneth Jeyaretnam's post that he could not reach Ngerng was published before Ngerng's post about his dismissal. 

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Top photo from Roy Ngerng's Facebook

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