Singaporeans have successfully raised more than $133,000 to cover Leong Sze Hian’s defamation damages. All that money was raised in less than two weeks! He and his lawyer, Lim Tean, has been asking for donations ever since he was found guilty of defaming Lee Hsien Loong by simply sharing a Facebook post.
Leong Sze Hian said that it was an Easter Sunday miracle and thanked everyone who supported him. It took more than 2000 people to fully pay off his damages. Someone even donated $5000!
The ruling party can try to silence us but it will not stop us for standing up for what is right. We will not allow our voices to be suppressed or watch our fellow citizens get bullied!
Lee Hsien Loong can go and celebrate his pyrrhic legal victory, but for Sze Hian and all those who supported him, we can proudly celebrate a new beginning and a new awareness by the Singapore people of their inalienable rights as citizens of this land, which includes the right not to be silenced!Lim Tean
Said Leong Sze Hian: “Do not let anyone control what u can think. As a human, your freedom to express is important. If such freedom is suppressed, life can be meaningless”.
The power lies with us. Not those who claim to rule over us.