WANTED: A new solicitor. The Court has granted a "last adjournment" in the defamation suit taken against me by Kalimullah Hassan, Brenden Pereira, Hishamuddin Aun and Syed Faisal Albar. The case was supposed to have been heard tomorrow 27 October 2010.
The adjournment is to give me time to appoint a new solicitor by next month.
Hishamudin, advises Astro
|Syed Faisal, now Pos Malaysia boss|
The four plaintiffs were bosses of the New Straits Times Press. They took out the suit against me in January 2007 when Abdullah Badawi was the Prime Minister and blogs were attacking his administration. Kalimullah was the Executive Director and Editorial Advisotr of the NSTP group, Hishamuddin his Group Editor-in-Chief, Brenden the NST's group editor, and Syed Faisal was CEO of NSTP. Hisham has since joined a unit in Astro as advisor, if I'm not mistaken, and Syed Faisal has gone on to head government-linked company Pos Malaysia. I'm not sure what Kali and Brenden are doing. Last I heard, the former resigned from his post as Air Asia X chairman and the latter was till at Fox Communications.
Also still fighting the Abdullah era's defamation suit is Jeff Ooi , who faces Kalimullah, Brenden and Hishamudin. In March 2008, Jeff Ooi stood as DAP candidate in Jelutong and won convincingly. He hasn't been blogging recently [see his last posting here] but he hasn't stopped, either. Jeff is still being represented by Malik Imtiaz and Haris Ibrahim.
|Jeff Ooi faces Haris and Malik, pic from early 2007|