Anwar vs Wee case management on March 30

(Bernama) – The High Court fixed March 30 for case management of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s RM10mil defamation suit against Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong for allegedly uttering defamatory words.

Deputy Registrar Nazri Ismail set the date in chambers after meeting Anwar’s counsel Wan Anuar Shaddat Mohamed Amin and Ng Chew Hor, for Wee, when the case came up for case management. On April 18, 2008, Anwar filed the suit claiming that Wee had uttered defamatory words during the latter’s campaign at a ceramah in the Machap by-election in 2007.

He said that defamation words were contained in an article entitled “Parties at their last leg of campaigning” which was posted in a website. Anwar contended that the defamatory words by Wee were intentional and used in bad faith.