For those who’ve been keeping up with the news, you’d know that The Online Citizen’s (TOC) editor in chief, Terry Xu, is being sued by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for defamation over an article published by TOC.

If you haven’t heard or read about it, you can read the summary below.

I was reading the case over the weekend, as well as Xu’s letter to PM Lee, where he refused to comply with PM Lee’s request with regard to the published article.

In the letter, Xu asserts his belief that the contents in the article were not defamatory, and that he is a firm believer in the values of accountability and transparency.

Though he “fear[ed] that the cost stemming from the legal suit may be hefty”, it was “the price that he was willing to pay” to uphold his principles and obligations to Singaporeans.

So… How much