If anyone has a copy of the offending statements, post them here in the comment section anonymously and I will post them on this blog. To hell with only saying nice things, freedom of speech includes the right to offend others and that includes A*Star.
This blog allows for those who feel offended to comment and defend themselves. There is no need to take everyone who says nasty things about you to court just because you can.
By Wong Siew Ying,
• S'pore student shuts down blog after threat of legal action
SINGAPORE : A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) confirmed it had warned a Singapore student of legal consequences over a public blog containing defamatory statements.
On Wednesday, Channel NewsAsia broke a story about how the Singapore student, who is pursuing his Masters degree in the United States, shut down his blog after he was threatened with legal action by A*Star.
Chen Jiahao was a former Public Service Commission scholar.
A*Star, in its response to Channel NewsAsia, said it found the public blog contained defamatory statements.
It also said it had the responsibility to protect its reputation and also that of Singapore.
So it warned the blogger of legal consequences unless the objectionable statements were removed and an acceptable apology published.
A*Star also said it welcomed a diversity of views in all media, but the statements made in the blog "went way beyond fair comment". - CNA/de