KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 21): Former federal territories minister Khalid Abdul Samad has filed a defamation suit against journalist Abdar Rahman Koya and online news portal Free Malaysia Today (FMT). In publishing the article, FMT made reference to Khalid's twitter post originally posted in the Malay language. Furthermore, Khalid claimed that the impact of the published article had resulted in "irreparable and innumerable damage to the relationship" between him and Dr Mahathir. Moreover, there is a negative and continuing perception among the Pakatan Harapan component party leaders that Tun Mahathir is extremely upset with the plaintiff. "The sting and defamation in the impugned publications and the irreparable and innumerable damage caused to the relationship between the plaintiff and Tun Mahathir still persist," the statement of claim read.
Source: The Edge Markets September 21, 2020 04:37 UTC