Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Jeff Ooi vs 3 men & NSTP


The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad agreed this morning "not to publish any articles, comments or posts regarding the dispute presently before the High Court in this action that may be regarded as subjudice or that may prejudice the fair trial of the case" involving a suit it has taken jointly with three individuals against Screenshots blogger Jeff Ooi.
The popular blogger, who was represented by lawyer Haris Ibrahim, has given a similar undertaking in front of Judge Malik Ishak.
The court has set March 6 to hear Jeff Ooi's application to strike out the case brought against him by the Umno-owned NSTP and its two top operatives Kalimullah Hassan and Hishamuddin Aun, together with former group editor of NST, Brenden Pereira. [click here for story and pictures]

The NSTP and the these individuals, together with NSTP chief executive officer Syed Faisal Albar, are also suing me for libel. The court yesterday fixed Feb 22 to hear my application to strike out their suit. Read here.

The media giant's stable of newspapers include the flagship New Straits Times, the Malay Mail, Berita Harian, Harian Metro and their Sunday/weekend editions. The NSTP is owned by Media Prima, which has several tv and radio stations.