Firdaus Wong’s suit against Arunakirinathan settled amicably

KHAIRAH N. KARIM
KHAIRAH N. KARIM
27 May 2022 09:58pm
Wong had on his Facebook said a consent judgement in the suit was recorded on May 23. - Photo: 123rf
Wong had on his Facebook said a consent judgement in the suit was recorded on May 23. - Photo: 123rf
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SHAH ALAM - The defamation suit filed by preacher Firdaus Wong Wai Hung against activist T.Arunakirinathan has been resolved amicably.

Wong had on his Facebook said a consent judgement in the suit was recorded on May 23.

The consent judgement, he said was recorded by Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Datuk Ahmad Bache through a virtual court proceeding.

He said among the terms of the consent judgement was that Arunakirinathan must publish a written apology as well as to make an open apology to the plaintiff (Firdaus) through a video recording on his (Arunakirinathan) Facebook page.

According to the document shared by Wong on his Facebook, the apology must state:

“I, T-Arunakirinathan, the owner of Arunakiri Nathan and/or Arunakiiri Nathan II Facebook accounts would like to apologise to Firdaus Wong Wai Hung for maliciously making defamatory statements against him on Dec 18, 2018 and Feb 1, 2019, and through a live video dated Dec 18, 2018. All of the remarks were defamatory. Therefore, I would like to take back the remarks which have been shared on any social media platforms”

Wong said Arunakirinathan has to upload the apology with immediate effect from the date of the consent judgement for the suit to be fully settled.

The plaintiff’s lawyer Syahidah Hanum Mohd Ghazali when contacted confirmed the matter.

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She said the defendant has yet to make the apology.

Wong filed the suit on June 29, 2019, claiming that Arunakirinathan had posted a statement and video containing defamatory remarks against the former.

The plaintiff claimed that the defendant had labelled him as a terrorist and said that he had insulted and altered the scriptures of other religions.