Lalitha files defence statement in Azam Baki's defamation suit

MUHAMMAD AMNAN HIBRAHIM
MUHAMMAD AMNAN HIBRAHIM
04 Feb 2022 01:02pm
Lalita said her statement had been filed by her lawyer Manjeet Singh Dhilon. (Photo source: Lalitha's Twitter)
Lalita said her statement had been filed by her lawyer Manjeet Singh Dhilon. (Photo source: Lalitha's Twitter)
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SHAH ALAM – Former researcher at the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism Lalitha Kunaratnam has filed her defence statement in the defamation suit filed by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki.

Lalita told Sinar Daily that the statement had been filed by her lawyer Ibrahim & Fuaadah at the Kuala Lumpur High Court today.

On Jan 12, Azam had filed a defamation suit against Lalitha demanding RM10 million in damages and a public apology for two articles she wrote about him last year.

Azam’s lawyer Megat Abdul Munir in a press statement said the suit was made after the letter of demand was issued on Jan 6 did not receive any response from her.

Azam, as the plaintiff, also demanded a court order for Lalitha to delete articles and statements on the matter within three days from the date of judgment as well as a public apology.
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Megat stressed that the article's titles, of one included ‘Business Ties Among MACC Leadership: How Deep Does It Go?’, was sensational, scandalous, disturbing, and disgusting.

Case management has been fixed on Feb 15 before High Court senior assistant registrar Noordura Mohamed Din.