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https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2018/12/26/funds-raising-for-leong-sze-hians-defence-and-countersuit-against-pm-lee-lee-hsien-yang-one-of-first-donors/

 

Funds raising for Leong Sze Hian’s defence and countersuit against PM Lee; Lee Hsien Yang, one of first donors

The Online Citizen 2018-12-26 Current Affairs

 

Friends and supporters of Leong Sze Hian have started to raise funds for his defence case against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's defamation suit and countersuit on PM Lee for abusing the court process.

Countersuit filed against PM Lee for abusing court process

Leong was earlier sued by PM Lee for defamation over a Facebook share he made with an article from TheCoverage.My. The article claimed that editor-in-chief of investigative journalism platform Sarawak Report (SR) Ms Clare Rewcastle had mentioned Singapore as "one of the key investigation targets, alongside Switzerland and United States" in the 1MDB scandal during an interview with Malaysian media.

In response to earlier media queries, Ms Chang Li Lin, the press secretary to the Prime Minister, confirmed that PM Lee had commenced legal proceedings against Leong for defamation, and said that the matter is in the hands of PM Lee's lawyers.

"Mr Lee reserves the right to take legal action against other parties who similarly defame him," she added.

However, TOC understands that there was no caption written by Leong on the Facebook share.

Lim Tean, who is representing Leong in both suits, announced on Wednesday that he has accepted the case from Leong and said that he is looking forward to cross-examine the PM in court.

Lim wrote, "Mr Leong did not choose to pick a fight, but now offers battle to uphold the freedom of expression in Singapore, a fundamental human right which he has fought tirelessly for more than 2 decades."

In a statement from the Carson Laws Chamber, it is said that Leong plead that the claim by PM Lee is an abuse of the process of the court and relies upon the same argument for his counterclaim based upon the tort of abuse of civil process.

The statement further states, "Our client invites the court to find that the initiating and pursuit of an unnecessary claim for libel must, therefore, be in order to try to obtain an impermissible collateral advantage, and believes its purpose is to chill freedom of expression ahead of both the trial of Najib Razak and a likely General Election in Singapore next year."

Lee Hsien Yang contributes to Leong's legal fund

In response to TOC's query if he has plans for any fundraising, Leong shared that many have approached him to express their interest to contribute to his legal funds and already some had contributed to it.

Leong told TOC that he hope to see 10,000 people to contribute $1 to his legal funds.

While his target amount will not be sufficient to pay for the legal fees, Leong said, "Singaporeans must let our overpaid Ministers know once and for all, that it does not pay to sue ordinary citizens for defamation. Singaporeans and their children, and their children's children will never have to fear being sued, for exercising their rights of freedom of expression."

He  also shared that Mr Lee Hsien Yang, younger brother of PM Lee had contributed to his crowd funding campaign. In response to TOC's query, Mr Lee Hsien Yang confirmed that he had just contributed to Leong's legal funds, however, the amount is not revealed.

Mr Lee Hsien Yang and his sister, Dr Lee Weiling had earlier issued a joint statement on 14 June 2017, delivering harsh criticisms of PM Lee, saying that they are disturbed by the character, conduct, motives and leadership of their brother, and the role of his wife, Ho Ching. Alleging that PM Lee had abused his powers and position as PM for personal agenda. In response to the allegations, PM Lee cleared himself in Parliament of any wrong doings and closed the matter without any official investigation.

Public welcome to support Leong

To make his wish happen, Leong has decided to make his accounts public for those keen to support to donate for his legal funds.

For those who wish to contribute to Leong's legal funds, the details of his accounts are as follow:

Name of account: Leong Sze Hian
POSB Savings: 064064070
Paynow: S0009739Z
Paypal: ecuadortrade@yahoo.com.sg

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If we post this, will kana sue anot?

The state of affairs in our nation.. this is not what I put uniform for if so much fear instilled..

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The sad state is even his own brother LHY donates to Mr. Leong.

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Why is his email address "ecuadortrade@yahoo.com.sg"? Ecuador trade?

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Paynow: S0009739Z

 

This doesn't work for me leh. Does it work for you guys?

 

 

Please donate. He is just asking for 1 buck per person as a show of force.

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I buy Beh Pio first...9739.

 

If kenna, I donate $100.  [laugh]

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I buy Beh Pio first...9739.

 

If kenna, I donate $100.  [laugh]

 

if you use that $1 to buy beh pio, tio consolation is $60 only, need to top up $40.

 

But if boh tio you lugi $1 only. mai tio ka ho....  [laugh]  [laugh]  [laugh]

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Dun anyhow post.. later sue until pants drop…

 

If we post this, will kana sue anot?

 

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Dun anyhow post.. later sue until pants drop…

 

no worries, can join the fun of fund raising. 

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This doesn't work for me leh. Does it work for you guys?

 

 

Please donate. He is just asking for 1 buck per person as a show of force.

For Paynow, you can transfer funds using mobile number, NRIC or UEM. This is obviously his NRIC no.

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This doesn't work for me leh. Does it work for you guys?

 

 

Please donate. He is just asking for 1 buck per person as a show of force.

 

seldom  see u so enthusiastic .. how much u donated  :D

 

I read many of his posts on FB . he analyse w lots of data . 

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seldom see u so enthusiastic .. how much u donated :D

 

I read many of his posts on FB . he analyse w lots of data .

Check out yawningbread too then.

Haven't put out new material in a while but he does articles with great analysis ... I'd read his over SPH anytime.

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Check out yawningbread too then.

Haven't put out new material in a while but he does articles with great analysis ... I'd read his over SPH anytime.

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Check out yawningbread too then.

Haven't put out new material in a while but he does articles with great analysis ... I'd read his over SPH anytime.

 

Alex Au hasn't posted for close to a year. I'm a big fan of his blog-commentary as well. There are always new vocabs for me to learn in all his posts. He also structures his thoughts well in his pieces, and presents them in a good flow. I wish he posts more often.  [thumbsup]

 

Leong Sze Hiang's posts are usually inundated with statistics, and typically conclude with his own questions. I think that's his ways of staying out of trouble, but I would appreciate if we can see more of his opinions.

 

I read https://kenjeyaretnam.com/ too. His pieces are ballsy and I admire his continued fight with the leegime. :a-happy:

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For Paynow, you can transfer funds using mobile number, NRIC or UEM. This is obviously his NRIC no.

Yup. And I'm saying it didn't work when I tried to transfer money.

 

Has it worked for anyone?

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Yup. And I'm saying it didn't work when I tried to transfer money.

 

Has it worked for anyone?

i tried to transfer thru DBS app. Also cannot work

It says "Please enter valid NRIC/FIN Number"

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