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Politics dragged to the playground: Chee vs PM Lee and MM Lee

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 27, 2008

Sparks flew and insults were traded on Tuesday as opposition politician Chee Soon Juan squared off with Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew in court over a defamation case.

‘Mr Lee, we meet at last,’ said Mr Chee, secretary general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), as he cross-examined MM Lee, 84, at a hearing in the Supreme Court.

‘You have been avoiding me,’ Mr Chee told MM Lee, who was on the stand at a hearing to assess the amount of damages to be awarded to him and his son, PM Lee, 56.

This set the stage for a series of heated exchanges between the protagonists and their counsels.

‘You have nothing of substance against me,’ MM Lee told Mr Chee in one of the clashes as Mr Chee groped for questions.

At one point, MM Lee called Mr Chee a ‘liar’ a ‘cheat’ and a ‘near-psychopath’.

MM Lee and PM Lee have already won a summary judgement against the SDP, Mr Chee and his sister Chee Siok Chin. (story)

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