Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Anwar vs Mahathir, July 4

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.


  1. Why was a junior judge chosen to hear this case?
    She is only a JC who is probably on a two year contact.
    Anyway, going by this decision I think Rocky and Jeff have a pretty good chance in their civil suit.

  2. Saudara's suit: