M Ravi no longer acting for TR Emeritus to handle case against Lee Hsien Yang
Posted by temasektimes on February 23, 2012
TR Emeritus has earlier said it has appointed M Ravi to handle a fresh case involving Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s young brother Lee Hsien Yang whose lawyers sent a letter to its Singapore-based editor Richard Wan on Tuesday over a defamatory comment posted on the site.
A statement posted today on the site reads:
“TRE Editors felt that acceding to all the demands of Mr Lee Hsien Yang will seriously make running TRE site difficult in future. Hence, we are seeking legal counsel this time. TRE has appointed Human Rights lawyer M. Ravi to handle this particular case.”
According to Channel News Asia, Mr Ravi has confirmed that he is no longer acting for the site and neither does he know who is acting for TRE now and what course of action they plan to take.
TR Emeritus is still operating as usual and the defamatory comment on Mr Lee has remained on the site. TR Emeritus has until today to remove the comment failing which Mr Lee is likely to commence legal proceedings against it.
As the real owner of TR Emeritus is a foreigner living overseas, its Singapore editor Richard Wan will have no choice but to take the rap for it.