Singapore opposition politician crowdfunds US$98,840 to pay PM Lee Hsien Loong in defamation case

Apr 5, 2021 | INVESTING

A lawyer for the Singapore opposition politician ordered by a court to pay Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong S$133,000 (US$98,840) for defamation said he had raised enough cash from donations to fully cover damages.

Leong Sze Hian of the Peoples Voice Party was ordered on March 24 to pay S$133,000 to Lee for posting a link to a Malaysian news site that alleged the city state’s leader had helped launder 1Malaysia Development Berhad funds.

Since then more than 2,000 people had donated to a…

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