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18 November 2009

‘Review’ to fork out $405,000 after losing libel suit

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The Far Eastern Economic Review (Feer) has agreed to pay Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew a total of $405,000 in damages and costs for defamation, the city state’snewspaper the Straits Times reported.

Lawyers for the Lees told The Straits Times that a consent order to this effect was entered in the High Court on Friday.

Review Publishing Company, which publishes Feer, and Feer editor Hugo Restall, have consented to pay PM Lee $200,000 in damages and $30,000 in legal costs. They also agreed to pay MM Lee $150,000 in damages and $25,000 in costs.

These sums were agreed to after the Court of Appeal last month upheld an earlier High Court decision that Feer had defamed both leaders in a 2006 article.

The appeal was heard by Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong, Appeal Judge Andrew Phang and Justice Judith Prakash. 



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