Online tabloid site issues public apology and retracts false accusations against Temasek Times
Posted by temasektimes on July 4, 2012
The controversial online tabloid site which had defamed a Singapore girl yesterday by publishing unfounded malicious allegations about her has removed two articles from its website today, including one by its contributor Alex Tan Zhi Xiang hurling baseless accusations at us.
Alex Tan claimed that the initial post about the girl never ‘existed’ in the site’s archives and accused us of ‘photoshopping’ the article. He even challenged the ‘afflicted party to make a police report.’
Fortunately, there is Google Cache to show clearly that the article was posted on the site yesterday at 7.30pm:
Faced with damning and irrefutable evidence, the site was forced to issue a public apology today and retract its accusations made against us:
According to one of its editors Yang Kaiheng, they have fired the writer responsible for the article.
The news made it to the evening tabloids today which quoted lawyers warning that the site and contributor responsible for the defamatory article may be prosecuted under the Women Charter if the girl lodged a police report.
Though she had earlier indicated that she would not do so, her friends are urging her on Facebook to report the matter to the police and sue the site and contributor for defamation.