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Lee and Goh accept Chee's offer
Added on: Tuesday 11 September 2012
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The Official Assignee has replied to Dr Chee Soon Juan that Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Mr Goh Chok Tong have both indicated that they "have no objection" to the offer of $30,000 as settlement of the matter. Below is Dr Chee's statement:
Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Mr Goh Chok Tong have indicated that they will accept
my offer of composition of $30,000 to annul my
I will be working to raise the amount to pay to them as quickly as
possible primarily through the sale of my books. I would also like to appeal for
donations from supporters to aid the process.
I hope that this
settlement with Mr Lee and Mr Goh will mark the end of a chapter of
Singapore's politics marred by defamation suits against opposition members. I look forward, as I am
sure all Singaporeans do, to a new era where political discourse is
dominated by substantive debates on policies and ideas.
Singaporeans want, and deserve, a politics that is truly befitting
of a First World country. Detention without trial, criminalisation of
legitimate political activity and defamation suits have no place in a
Singapore that needs to be democratic, confident and forward-looking.
The SDP is committed to working towards a new politics in Singapore
and we have shown this by offering coherent and comprehensive policy
plans, conducting dignified forums on "sensitive" issues and attracting
Singaporeans of intellectual and professional gravitas.
I look forward to being formally cleared of my bankruptcy so that I am eligible to
stand in the next general elections in 2016 and lead a party that would rival
the PAP as the potential ruling party.
Chee Soon Juan
Below is the email from the Official Assignee informing Dr Chee of the acceptance of his offer by the creditors.
7 September 2012
Dear Dr Chee
We refer to your email of 5 September
2. Please be informed that the Official Assignee ("OA”) conveyed
your offer of composition of $30,000, on 17 August 2012 (the same day
we replied to your email of 8 August 2012) to all your creditors,
namely, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Mr Goh Chok Tong and the Attorney-General’s
Chambers. We invited them to respond with their views on your offer
and their counter-proposals (if any) by 7 September 2012.
3. You may wish to note that the OA has rejected DBS Bank Ltd’s claim
filed against your estate in bankruptcy, as the debt claimed was
incurred after the making of the Bankruptcy Order against you and is
therefore not provable in your current bankruptcy.
4. Your three creditors have since replied on 30 August 2012 and 3
September 2012, informing us that they have no objection to your
offer of composition of $30,000. Please let us know when you will be
remitting the sum of $30,000 to our office. Upon receipt of the sum,
we will need to ask your creditors to formally vote on the offer.
Once they have voted their acceptance of your offer, the OA will
process the necessary paperwork to effect the annulment of your
5. Please note that a certificate of annulment issued under section
95A(1) of the Bankruptcy Act will be binding on your creditors
insofar as it relates to any debts due to them which are provable in
For OFFICIAL ASSIGNEE
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Read The Line (18 September 2012 11:33 AM)
Read this line:-
"Upon receipt of the sum, we will need to ask your creditors to formally vote on the offer."
They still can choose to vote not to accept the offer. So not all confirm yet.
Fres (16 September 2012 7:06 PM)
For once, Lee and Goh have done something just.
Ken (13 September 2012 12:33 PM)
congrates Dr Chee!!!! jiayou!!!
Joshua Ng (Perth Australia) (12 September 2012 11:23 PM)
I think it is for the good for Singapore, PAP, SDP and the political scene for Dr Chee to be discharged from bankruptcy. It is time to move on. It is a good decision by both Mr Lee and Mr Goh not to passed their "problem" for future leaders to solve.
The defamation suits should never have happened because it not only spoil the PAP brand, but it promotes a culture of defamation suits - we do not want a situation where school students do not want to participate in debates in case they end up been sued by fellow students.
Whether Singaporeans agree with him or not, we should be proud to have Dr Chee as an example of courage.
I also take this opportunity to let SDP know that I have received the Democractically Speaking book a few days back.
MdRz (12 September 2012 8:37 PM)
WoooHooooo......... A great news
2016....will be very interesting.Congrats Dr Chee and SDP! !!!!
Anil (12 September 2012 11:25 AM)
Congratulation Dr Chee.
Robox (11 September 2012 11:53 PM)
My first reaction to this news was relief. But it is the relief of a Singaporean who longs to see SDP represented in Parliament. (For a start.)
But I cannot imagine the relief that Dr Chee's family, especially, and his SDP colleagues must be feeling.
A new dawn, the dawn of democracy, is now surely upon us now. Like the mythical phoenix that rose from the ashes, this marks a new plane of elevation for the SDP. But unlike the mythical phoenix, this will be no myth.
Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss (11 September 2012 10:56 PM)
I have happy for Dr Chee to hear this news that his bankruptcy may soon be annulled.
belive me low (11 September 2012 10:02 PM)
dr chee, sure u will succed,
belive me low (11 September 2012 9:55 PM)
congratulate,dr chee, u will succed, belive me, n belive yrself,time to come 2016
Harry (11 September 2012 9:10 PM)
Congratulations. Good that finally the pap leaders are showing a little of their humankindness.
How to donate to help Dr Chee ?
Orion (11 September 2012 8:02 PM)
I suggest you indicate clearly on your website how and where we can make we can make monetary contributions to hasten reaching the S$30,000 mark. I want to make a S$1000 contribution.
I don't think anyone expected this result! They did not even ask for $100k but agreed with Chee's arbitrary figure of $30k? Makes a mockery of their initial demands in court and the latter's judgment for $500k, doesn't it?
I guess it's all a political game after all, and the 2 fmr PMs have realized finally that the lesser 'evil' is to allow Chee to be an SDP candidate in the next GE even if he wins and enters Parliament and the greater 'evil' not to.It's the brave new world now and countries all over the world near and far are embracing democracy and demanding democratic human rights. No dictator can hide anymore nor do unconscionable acts to their detractors.....thanks largely to the ubiquitous social media!
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