7/03/2015

Did Roy damage Hsien Loong’s reputation?

Roy said no, ‘that his blog’s reach was too low to hurt Mr Lee’s reputation….Mr Lee did not suffer a lower standing in the eyes of the public as a result of the defamation’. It is interesting to know if Hsien Loong’s reputation did take a plunge, that in the eyes of the people, he is no good or not as good as before. The question is how to determine this point. Should someone conduct a straw poll or a survey to check on Hsien Loong’s reputation before and after Roy’s article? If not, how is one to know the effects of the article? And if these cannot be determined, how then to decide on the compensation for damages?

A second point is the allegation by Davinder Singh, ‘that Roy’s allegation of “misappropriation” undermines Mr Lee’s ability to “lead the country, sustain the confidence of the electorate and discharge his functions as Prime Minister and Chairman of GIC’. Must this allegation be proven, that after Roy’s article, Hsien Loong’s ability to lead the country is undermined, affected, losing confidence of the electorate and unable to discharge his functions as a Prime Minister? These are very broad allegations and claims but how to prove that these are happening?

I have heard of accident victims claiming all kinds of sickness, fainting spell, dizziness, cannot eat and sleep, cannot shit, pain here and there, nightmares, hallucination, fear, bouts of frightening flashbacks that affected their lives as a result of the accident to claim for more damages. Some even walked with crutches and put on neck support.  A lot of drama. This kind of things can be supported by medical and psychiatrist reports. In the case of undermining ability to rule, confidence of voters etc etc, medical psychiatrists reports would not be applicable.

It would be interesting to see how Davinder proves that Hsien Loong’s reputation has taken a hit and how his confidence and ability to perform as a PM are affected. Would Hsien Loong be walking around with his head hanged low, afraid to look people in the eye, would the people be distancing themselves from him, giving him dirty glances, would he be trembling in fear, wetting his pants and afraid to go to work?

How would Davinder prove that Hsien Loong is no longer the man he was and a lesser man as a result of Roy’s article? How would he prove that the article has a sweeping impact on the people that they no longer trust Hsien Loong?  No, no need to prove anything, just allege, assert and claim to be so?

Like dat can or not?

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's there to prove? The court is in his pocket. The judge is in his pocket. He will get what he wants. Tio, boh?

patriot said...

Can anyone damage a poor reputation and standing of another person?

How to?

patriot

Anonymous said...


The court decision will be FINAL!

Only judge "包 GREEN SKY" can help him.

But, where to find judge "包 GREEN SKY".

Now, just hope for the BEST 金木水火土 !

Virgo 49 said...

Case kena "Tunai" Cents or Kaur like Amos Yee's one sure kena chia lak chia lak

Either go to IMH ( I Am Habis) or Changi Resort.

On top of that got paid rapist standing by some more.

So bloggers have to be careful not to ruffle these VVIPs in case they wake up wrong side of beds.

Or find elections drawing near and they cannot have erections anymore. What's more with a wife that looks like a man.

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

If you remove libel and slander laws, you won't have this problem.

In America, for e.g. it is very difficult to sue someone for libel or slander, because of free speech laws. Reputations are not "protected" by courts, because reputations are simply one person's opinion of someone else. You can say shit about anyone without any proof and still be in the realm of "protected speech"---i.e. the courts have to protect your right to freely tell lies about someone else, like the "birthers" claiming that Obama cheated the people by not disclosing he's actually a Kenyan, born in Africa.

However Singapore is not America. Singaporeans have yet to possess the emotional maturity required for free speech. Yes, free speech means you can make all sorts of unsubstantiated allegations, and attempt to obliterate someones reputation and character, and your right to do so is protected under LAW---there is NO FUCKING WAY this will ever fly in Singapore.

Singaporeans by and large still cling to the (wrong) idea that they have a right NOT TO BE OFFENDED.

Fuck you and all your mothers lah, Singapore!

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

Ok, Lets just say Roy did indeed "damage" LHL's reputation.

So what?

Anonymous said...

'Singaporeans have yet to possess the emotional maturity required for free speech.'

Who are these Singaporeans?

Anonymous said...

Reputation? What is that?

Anonymous said...

What if PM did not suffer any damage and still very confident in what he is doing?

Anonymous said...

What reputation. The only reputation is that he's USELESS.

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine what would happen if he lost the election and no longer in power.

jjgg said...

Don't know about you guys..but I often wake up in bouts of sweat and have to walk around in disguise when I was accused of cheating in scrabble and fixing tournament draws to benefit my opponents...hehe ...this court action actually disproves the oft declaration that politicians have thick skin ..the only evidence of their thick skinness is to continue to draw $$$$$$$$ despite all the lamblasting both locally n internationally...

Anonymous said...

Who is sensationalising this case?

Anonymous said...

Even the idiot boy down by the coffee shop knows what the judgement will be. Honestly they should just cut out the grand charade and award the 500K or more. The idiot boy also told me that the amount must be big enough that it cannot be crowd funded. Bankruptcy is the intention. By the way, he also said that judges must be either females or eunuchs, because they should not have balls to melt out true justice.

Anonymous said...

If he thinks his reputation has taken a plunge, then he should have voluntary taken a substantial pay cut to reflect his soiled reputation
Last we know, he's still the highest paid leader of govt in the universe.
So by that we know he knew his reputation hasn't suffer a dent.

Anonymous said...

Maybe after erection his pay go up higher and confidence also higher. Then it will prove that Roy did not damage his reputation. If like that, can crawl back the damages awarded?

Anonymous said...

Can Roy ask Davinder to prove that PM damaged and lost support and lost confidence to rule?

Anonymous said...


How about S$888,888.88?

Yes S$888,888.88!

Hahaha............

Anonymous said...

Davinder Singh would put a QC in his pocket. His logic and words are so profound and impressive. Pity they did not let a QC in to let him goreng the QC to show how good our top SC is.

Award accused net positive reputation creation said...

Hypothetically if all the reputations are negative such as 阿斗, then the accused would have done a favour to the 输er by causing the 输er to lose his bad reputations and his reputations would be net positive. Then the accused should be awarded many zeros award for having "damaged" the 输er's "bad reputation " which negative negative means positive --- simple law of multiplication.

Anonymous said...

With all due respect to Roy, when it comes
to damaging reputations, he is an amateur.
PM is doing rather well on his own in this,
here and abroad? Roy can learn from him.

Anonymous said...

Take lah, however much he wants, like his old man. What happened to him in the end? Empty handed he goes.

Even righteous religious organisations would not want to accept that kind of money if donated to them. Of course some are 'money not enough' kind that will want 'more, more, more......'

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