Court throws out Anwar's suit. Kuala Lumpur, July 4: The KL High Court this morning struck off Anwar Ibrahim's RM100 million defamation suit against Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the former Prime Minister.
Judicial Commissioner Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat said Anwar’s suit was “obviously unsustainable” and that Mahathir’s remark was a “fair comment made in the public interest”. Anwar’s lawyer Sankara Nair said his client was upset over the ruling and that an appeal would be filed as soon as possible. [see Malaysiakini's report here].
DSAI's special assistant, Nik Azmi Nik Ahmad told me his boss will issue a statement to bloggers and the media soon, so watch this space for updates.