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Blogger Roy Ngerng gets extension to comply with legal request from PM Lee

Roy Ngerng has until 5pm on Friday to comply with terms in a letter of demand sent on behalf of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.  

SINGAPORE: An extension of deadline has been granted to blogger Roy Ngerng, to comply with the terms stated in a legal request issued by Drew & Napier on behalf of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. This was over a blog post described as constituting "serious libel".

In response to media queries, the Press Secretary to Mr Lee confirmed that a formal request for an extension of the deadline was received yesterday (20 May). Mr Lee has agreed to the request.

The original deadline was Wednesday (21 May). Mr Ngerng has now been given till 5pm on Friday, 23 May. He could be sued for defamation if he fails to comply. 

Mr Ngerng was issued the letter of demand over a post he wrote alleging that CPF funds have been "misappropriated".

He has been asked to publish an apology on his blog, 'Heart Truths', for as long as the offending post has been online, as well as pay compensation for damages and legal costs.

Mr Ngerng's lawyer, M Ravi said he will issue a letter on his client's position on Friday (23 May).

The blog post in question has already been taken down.

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