Singapore blogger to pay libel damages to PM over 17 years

Singapore blogger Roy Ngerng was found guilty in 2014 of defaming Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore (AFP) - An activist blogger ordered to pay Sg$150,000 ($109,000) in libel damages to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make payments in instalments over the next 17 years, his lawyer said Monday.

Roy Ngerng, 34, a former government employee, was found guilty in November 2014 of defaming Lee after accusing him in a blog of misappropriating state pension funds.

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