SINGAPORE : The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has withdrawn its defamation suits against the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) at the end of the second day of proceedings in the High Court.
This turn of events came after NKF CEO TT Durai decided to withdraw both his and NKF's claims against SPH and its journalist Susan Long.
NKF had sued them after an article, reported in the Straits Times in April last year, talked about expensive fittings at its S$21 million building at Kim Keat Road.
Under cross examination by SPH's Senior Counsel Davinder Singh, Mr Durai agreed that the fittings were extravagant for a public charity like the NKF.
During the hearing Tuesday, Mr Durai also told the court that he had not kept NKF informed of several directorships he had assumed while he was its CEO.
Mr Davinder Singh also told the court that the NKF has enough reserves to last it for 30 years, based on the expenses it has incurred for dialysis treatment in 2003
Mr Singh will address the court on the issue of costs Wednesday.
- CNA /ls