Blogger Roy Ngerng speaks to the media after attending a damages hearing in a defamation case by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Supreme Court in Singapore July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong insisted he was defamed and sought aggravated damages on Wednesday from an activist who grilled the leader in court for seven hours as part of a civil case.Lee filed the defamation suit -- the first brought by a Singapore leader against an online critic -- in the High Court, where the typical minimum value of damages claims is Sg$250,000 ($200,000).The Singaporean leader however said Ngerng's conduct showed he was not sincere.Lee said Ngerng's posts on the CPF before May 15 had already come close to being defamatory.Lee said he could have forgone seeking aggravated damages had Ngerng been sincere in his apologies and not repeated the allegations.
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