FORMER Singaporean lawyer Gopalan Nair, 58, on Thursday faced a second charge of insulting a public servant.
This time, he is alleged to have sent an e-mail to High Court Justice Lai Siu Chiu in 2006 that, among other things, accused her of being corrupt.
Nair, who gave up his Singapore citizenship in 2005 and is now a US citizen, was charged last Thursday for insulting Justice Belinda Ang in an e-mail he allegedly sent two weeks ago.
He returned to Singapore on May 25 to observe a three-day hearing to assess damages in a defamation suit that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew had won against the Singapore Democratic Party, its secretary-general Chee Soon Juan and his sister Chee Siok Chin.
Justice Ang had presided at that three-day hearing.
At a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Nair said he would be claiming trial to both charges when his case is mentioned again on Monday.
He is currently out on $5,000 bail.