• IP addresses are NOT logged in this forum so there's no point asking. Please note that this forum is full of homophobes, racists, lunatics, schizophrenics & absolute nut jobs with a smattering of geniuses, Chinese chauvinists, Moderate Muslims and last but not least a couple of "know-it-alls" constantly sprouting their dubious wisdom. If you believe that content generated by unsavory characters might cause you offense PLEASE LEAVE NOW! Sammyboy Admin and Staff are not responsible for your hurt feelings should you choose to read any of the content here.

    The OTHER forum is HERE so please stop asking.

Shanmugam & Vivian sue Lee Hsien Yang in S'pore High Court for defamation



Just In ,

View attachment 188450

SINGAPORE – Cabinet ministers K. Shanmugam and Vivian Balakrishnan, who are suing Mr Lee Hsien Yang for defamation over his comments relating to their rental of two bungalows in Ridout Road, have applied to serve court papers on him by Facebook Messenger.

In court documents obtained by The Straits Times, lawyers acting for the two ministers made the application on the grounds that it was impractical to serve the court papers on Mr Lee personally in Britain.

The lawyers, from Davinder Singh Chambers, also stated that “substituted service by Facebook Messenger will probably be effective in bringing the court papers to the notice of the defendant”.

Substituted service refers to methods of serving court papers when attempts to serve them in person have been unsuccessful.

Methods of substituted service include the posting of court documents on the front door of the defendant’s premises, sending the documents by registered post or by e-mail, or placing an advertisement in the newspapers.

The ministers are seeking a court order that the papers are deemed to have been served by sending the documents in portable document format, or PDF, by Facebook Messenger to Mr Lee’s profile page on the social networking platform.

Mr Shanmugam, who is Law and Home Affairs Minister, and Dr Balakrishnan, who is Foreign Minister, had filed separate defamation suits in the High Court against Mr Lee on Aug 2.

Mr Lee is the younger son of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

The legal action arose over a public post on Mr Lee Hsien Yang’s Facebook page made on July 23.

The post stated, among other things, that “two ministers have leased state-owned mansions from the agency that one of them controls, felling trees and getting state-sponsored renovations”.

Mr Shanmugam and Dr Balakrishnan are seeking damages and an injunction to restrain Mr Lee Hsien Yang from publishing or disseminating the allegations, which they assert are false and defamatory.

They contend that the offending words – which meant that they had been given preferential treatment – are “false and baseless” and “were calculated to disparage and impugn” them.

View attachment 188452
Next can divorce via Facebook.


Alfrescian (InfP)
Generous Asset
The Rajas of Rideout will get a phyric victory in Singapore.

In return the Singapore judiciary will have its name dragged through m&d and cause greater resentment against the political masters.

Our status as an independent arbitration and mediation hub will be adversely affected as well, seeing how the courts bend to the will of government.

All just to please the Minister of Law. Selfish bastards. May you live forever.

It's pyrrhic, not phyric, you twit!

Good ministers Shan and Vivian will win the defamation case easily. It'll likely be won by summary judgement.





Alfrescian (Inf)
50K for a high court matter? You must be kidding. It's an insult to bahyi to charge anything less than half a million.
The hourly rate is probably more than $1,000.00.
Initial retainer is likely to be in the range of $100,000 to $250,000.