Roy Ngerng to repay S$150,000 in damages to PM Lee over the next 17 years until 2033

That's a page out of the CPF playbook.

Belmont Lay| March 14, 12:51 PM

Roy Ngerng, the blogger who likes to write lengthy blog posts and got sued for it, will pay the S$150,000 in damages owed to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for defamation over the next 17 years.

Ngerng's lawyer, Eugene Thuraisingam, who is representing his client on a pro bono basis, said on Monday, March 14, that the payments will start at S$100 a month for the next five years from April 1, 2016 until from April 1, 2021.

He will then have to pay S$1,000 a month until the full sum is paid.

However, Ngerng is required to pay the S$30,000 costs for the Assessment of Damages hearing by this Wednesday, March 16.

The hearing took place in July 2015, where Ngerng cross-examined PM Lee continuously for three hours. Ngerng was subsequently cross-examined methodically and mercilessly by PM Lee's lawyer, Davinder Singh.

The terms of the settlement were reached between lawyers representing both parties late last week.

Ngerng, however, is not required to pay any interest as long as payments are timely.

He is only liable to repay the full amount outstanding plus Court Judgment interest immediately if he fails to make any one of the payments on time.

 

H/T Channel NewsAsia, Today

 

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Top photo by Ng Yi Shu

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