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Singapore blogger raises $99,000 through crowdfunding to pay PM in defamation case

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Singaporean blogger and financial adviser Leong Sze Hian, who was ordered to pay Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong damages, has raised S$133,000 ($98,840) via crowdfunding on social media. Hian was sued by PM Loong after he shared on Facebook an online news article that linked the latter to a financial scandal at Malaysia’s state fund 1MDB. The blogger was asked to pay S$133,000 in damages to the PM by the Singapore high court.