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Sunday, August 08, 2010

not all defamation suits end in capitulation


At 6/07/2006 10:47:00 AM, Anonymous Lee Kuan Yew said...

When I call a man openly, you're a liar, you're dishonest, and you do not dare to sue me, there's something basically wrong.

At 6/09/2006 12:11:00 PM, Anonymous Goh Chok Tong said...

If anybody defames us, the law allows us to (take) them to court so if you don't take it out to the courts, it means that the allegations stand true. Say, somebody alleges that I have, for example, given funds of the government away to somebody else. I have got to stand up and take him to court, not charge him but take him to court. If I don't, that allegation sticks. Then where is my standing in society? And we have a standing rule -- if a minister is alleged to be dishonest plus other things, for example, the minister doesn't take the person who alleges that to court, then that minister would have to face Cabinet and he has got to resign.

At 6/09/2006 12:12:00 PM, Anonymous lee kuan yew said...

We have to act because they are alleging corruption. If we do not act, and the lies and defamation are repeated throughout and in election rallies and spread around, I think the government's reputation goes down.


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