According to Reuters, the Singapore High Court has awarded Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong a total of $210,000 (RM648,570) in damages for two defamation suits he filed over an article about the home of his late father and the city-state’s modern-day founder, Lee Kuan Yew.
He had separately sued The Online Citizen Singapore (TOC) chief editor Terry Xu and Ms Rubaashini Shunmuganathan, the Malaysian-national writer of the article published on 15 Aug 2019.
Judge Audrey Lim said the article “impugned Lee’s reputation and character” by alleging he was dishonest.
“This struck at the heart of Lee’s personal integrity and could severely undermine his credibility, not just personally but also as the prime minister, and call into question his fitness to govern with integrity,” Lim said in a written judgement.
Xu and Rubaashini…