Monday, December 5, 2011

Court strikes out Mat Sabu's suit against Utusan over Bukit Kepong

Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd has succeeded in striking out a defamation suit filed by PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu over comments about the Bukit Kepong tragedy.

In the lawsuit filed on Sept 14, Mohamad named Utusan Melayu and Utusan Malaysia's group editor-in-chief Datuk Aziz Ishak as defendants.

High Court judge Justice John Louis O'Hara on Tuesday allowed Utusan Melayu's application to strike out the lawsuit in which Mohamad claimed that Aziz had on Aug 27 and 28 allowed the publication of defamatory words against him.

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