The money from more than 1,000 people exceeds the $70,000 he had estimated is needed to pay for his lawyer's fees, research costs and court charges.
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Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014
Blogger Roy Ngerng who has been sued for defamation by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has raised more than $70,000 to fund his legal fees, reported MyPaper on Jun 3, 2014.
He raised the sum in just five days, after publishing an appeal on his blog, The Heart Truths, on May 29.
In his blog, The Heart Truths, in an entry dated Jun 3, 2014 titled '[Update FIVE 03062014] Fund Raising For Roy Ngerng's Court Case Against Lee Hsien Loong', Mr Ngerng posted:
I would like to thank everyone for your continued support. We are now awaiting the pre-trial on 4 July 2014, before the court case is decided. Meanwhile, we are working towards the 7 June event this Saturday, #ReturnOurCPF. Do join us at the event as we discuss about the CPF.
Once again, I am grateful to Singaporeans for your encouragement. I will continue to speak up on our CPF and advocate for transparency and accountability on the use of our CPF.
We are $11,000 in excess at this point. The funds will be set aside for any legal costs orders (if) made against me during the court proceedings by the court for me to pay the opposing sides legal cost if I lose any (interlocutory) applications in court. We have currently stopped putting out an active appeal for funds but if the funds continue coming in, I will be open and transparent with them and publish them, so as to be accountable.