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SOH RUI YONG PAYS $180K OF DAMAGES, CHALLENGES LIEW TO DONATE IT

Infamous Singapore marathoner Soh Rui Yong was previously ordered to pay about $180k of damages in total to Ashley Liew in the defamation case that he lost.

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Soh then took to Facebook to challenge Liew after paying the money, telling him to donate his $180k in damages to Singapore sports.

Here is what he said

|An Open Challenge to Ashley Liew: Prove your sportsmanship by donating your $180,000 in damages to Singapore sports|

A total of ~$320,000 has been paid to Ashley Liew for his “loss of reputation”, “hurt, distress and embarrassment”, and legal fees. I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has believed in me, supported my case and contributed to the crowdfunding for this sum of money.

With the full sum of ~$320,000 ($180,000 damages + $140,000 legal costs) now paid, I now issue this open challenge to Ashley Liew – prove how much sportsmanship you really have.

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A lot of the money I have transferred to you are donations from the public. Give back to Singapore, and Singapore sports.

Use the entire $180,000 in damages for your “loss of reputation” and “hurt, distress and embarrassment” to set up a fund or a scholarship that benefits the athletes of Singapore.

Doing a good deed like this will provide everyone with a nice closure to move on from this unfortunate episode.

Whatever you choose to do, I wish you all the best for the future.

Images source: Soh Rui Yong Facebook and runsohfast.com

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