Anwar sues Nallakarupan for RM100 million

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 6, 2012: The High Court here Wednesday gave Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim until June 20 to respond to Malaysian Indian United Party president Datuk S Nallakaruppan’s defence statement regarding the RM100mil defamation suit filed by him (Anwar) in March.

High Court Judicial Commissioner Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera set the date after Anwar’s counsel Mohd Afiq Mohd Noor requested a period of two weeks to respond to the statement.

On March 26, Anwar filed a suit against Nallakarupan, Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd and its Editor in Chief, Datuk Abdul Aziz Ishak based on allegedly defamatory words used by Nallakarupan against him which were published on the front page of the Utusan Malaysia newspaper on March 20, tarnishing his good name.

In his claim, Anwar said the defamatory words included in the article were false, had no basis, and published with ill intentions.

Anwar claimed he had sent a letter to the defendants through his counsel demanding that the words be removed but they failed to do so.

He is claiming general damages worth RM100mil, along with aggravated and exemplary damages, other costs and relief deemed appropriate by the court. – Bernama