Thursday, July 02, 2015

Will the prime minister antagonize more people?

Hi Mr. Tan
PM Lee must know that at least 500 to 1,000 people, ordinary people, have contributed to Roy's legal defense fund. They are people who did not defame the PM and must have felt that Roy was speaking on their behalf.
By asking the court to impose the maximum penalty on Roy, is the PM saying to these people - yes, you can support Roy when the amount is $100k, let's see if you can continue to support him when the damages are 5 to 10 times higher!
Is the PM trying to antagonize these people as well?
If the damages are as high as you suggest, I am sure that the prime minister will be losing more votes at the next general election. He will be making more enemies. Even the neutral bystanders will feel that things have gone too far.
It is unwise for him to ask for "maximum damages". What is he trying to prove?


Anonymous said...

Whose money is this court case using? If it is the tax payers' money, many like me must feel cheated because there are better things to do with this money.

Damage? What damage? Prove it. Who has changed the view of him after Roy's writing. I doubt there is more than 1 out of 10 in the street know what Roy has written and upset someone. The proceeding will only backfire his image further, definitely not improving it. Has this happened in other first, second or third world country?

yujuan said...

Disappointed. Thought he is made of better stuff.
Instead of confronting Roy face to face to answer the people's demand for transparency on the CPF matter, he concentrated on damage to his reputation and face.
Evading deepens our doubts and fears.

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