It's a year since the NSTP & 4 others filed a suit against me at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur. On Jan 15, 2006, I posted in Brewed (which drew 2 comments) the above pix of a foot-high affidavit the NSTP's lawyers had delivered to the National Press Club in Jalan Tangsi, claiming that I had defamed them in this blog.
The rest, like they say, is ... err, still on-going.
One of the things that has cropped up from the suit is the campaign to boycott the MSM (mainstream media), including the newspapers in the NSTP stable. Lawyer Haris Ibrahim, who represents Jeff Ooi in a second lawsuit filed by the NSTP against a blogger, is at the forefront of one of such campaigns.
I have very strong feelings about this matter, having grown up in the MSM for 21 years and still a practising journalist two years after I left the Malay Mail [yes, I still consider myself a journalist; in fact, I think I am more journalist then some of the editors who sit in newsrooms and take orders from Putrajaya].
But I shall save my views for when my case goes on trial. Pray that the day will come. In the meantime, do check out And now, for a word from our sponsors ... , in which Malik Imtiaz discusses the merits of Haris' initiative as well as other similar efforts by Malaysians who have had enough of the MSM.
One year already. Thank you for helping me make it this far.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
One-year old suit
NSTP & 4 vs Rocky's Bru.