Yesterday, when I wrote that “One just does not make claims about the PM in a blogpost without being ready to take it to the courts“, I did not expect Roy Ngerng to have the balls to defend himself in court. So, kudos to him for this surprise move.
I would not call him “brave” because it is always smarter to live to fight another day. Don’t fight battles that you know you are going to lose. Or does Roy think he stands a chance of winning? In which case, he must really be out of his mind.
Two very silly mistakes that Roy made:
1) Apologizing without any intention of honoring his word thus publicly demonstrating that he is not quite trustworthy.
2) Sending emails to local and international media thereby revealing that he is rather self-seeking and quite silly because local media would definitely make it known that his Youtube video had not been removed and that his blogposts were still accessible elsewhere. *facepalm* Also, I don’t like the idea of bringing in the international media. Though we are a small red dot, I’m sure we can resolve our internal affairs ourselves without external interference. Please don’t make us a laughing stock.
If Roy can only afford $5000 as damages because of his job as a healthcare worker which doesn’t pay very much, then it would be financial suicide to take on the PM in court. Sure, some folks online are eager to offer Roy money to finance his legal pursuits but I wonder how many of them will actually send the money over. Also, Roy has already lost some support because of the two silly mistakes listed above.
Here’s a screenshot of comments on his latest blogpost:
At the end of the day, we Singaporeans are better known for being moviegoers. If there is a good ‘show’ about to be screened, we will be grabbing our popcorn tubs and watching as spectators. Don’t expect much more from us. But thank you for being another example of what not to do if we want to engage the government on matters of concern.