15 Feb '12, 12am

Blogger Alex Au erases comment after Foreign Affairs and Law Minister Shanmugam sends lawyer's letter

Blogger Alex Au erases comment after Foreign Affairs and Law Minister Shanmugam sends lawyer's letter

Mr Au withdrew his allegedly defamatory comments by last night, saying he took the minister at his word. -- ST FILE PHOTO By Tessa Wong Cabinet Minister K. Shanmugam on Tuesday sent a lawyer's letter to well-known blogger Alex Au, asking him to remove from his website allegedly defamatory comments about the minister. Mr Au did so by last night, saying he took the Foreign Affairs and Law Minister at his word. In possibly the first legal action here by a politician against online media contributors, Mr Shanmugam's letter to Mr Au on Tuesday was headlined Defamatory Statements Published On yawningbread.wordpress.com . The website is his blog address and the comments in question were made by Mr Au last Thursday when he criticised the mainstream media's treatment of opposition MP Yaw Shin Leong and his alleged extramarital affair.

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