TEMASEK Holdings has written to the alleged founder of socio-political website Temasek Review asking him to change its name.

The investment company said the term Temasek Review is 'indisputably associated' with it and the website's use of the same name was a bid to 'capitalise on the goodwill and reputation' associated with it.

In a letter to Dr Joseph Ong released to the media yesterday, Temasek head of strategic relations Goh Yong Siang noted that the website's original name was 'The Wayang Party', and it was only sometime last year that it was renamed Temasek Review.

Mr Goh pointed out that Temasek Review had been the name of Temasek Holdings' annual report since 2004 and was 'well-known and indisputably associated with Temasek'.

The Straits Times understands that Temasek had wanted to ask the website to change its name since last year, but there was nobody it could write to because everyone associated with it has been anonymous.

Earlier this year, the company renamed its annual report Temasek Report, but denied that it had anything to do with the website.

TR asked to change name