Thanks to blogger Roy Ngerng, the whole world now knows PM Lee Hsien Loong's NRIC number

Great. Just great.

Belmont Lay| January 17, 02:57 PM

CPF blogger Roy Ngerng, who is currently being successfully sued for defamation by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, decided to pull a rabbit out of his hat.

Ngerng wrote an entry on his blog on Jan. 16, 2015 that he made an application to set aside the summary judgment for his defamation case.

roy-ngerng-lee-hsien-loongClick on picture to go to blog post

Why? Well, the basis for this, according to Ngerng, is because "Mr Lee Hsien Loong has sued me for defamation but he is 'not entitled as the Prime Minister of Singapore and Chairman of GIC' to do so. He has been using government resources 'in his capacity as the Prime Minister' for the suit."

Whatever the logic, Ngerng proceeded to upload a scanned version of the hard copy document of his application on his blog.

And it revealed the NRIC number of PM Lee:


You can click on the image of the document above to go to Ngerng's blog post to check it out yourself.

We are not sure if this is a flagrant violation of the terms set out of the Personal Data Protection Act.

But if we recall, there was a bit of a hoo-ha after candidates' private information were disclosed online by the Elections Department for inexplicable reasons during the 2011 General Election.

Uploaded scanned forms on Elections Department website contained the personal information of several candidates, including the NRIC number of Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan, and the NRIC and mobile phone number of People's Action Party (PAP) Aljunied GRC candidate Ong Ye Kung.

The sensitive information leaked also included mobile phone numbers of opposition candidates like the former Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP) Vincent Wijeysingha and Dr James Gomez, besides the names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the moderators of every candidates' new media platforms.

But it looks like 6646 will be sold out for the 4D draw this weekend.

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