Anwar threatens RM100mil suit against blogger


(Freemalaysiakini) – Lawyers acting for Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim sent a letter of demand to Umno-aligned blogger Papagomo or Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris today for implicating Anwar in a fabricated sex video.

PKR vice-president N Surendran said Wan Muhammad Azri, who is the owner or operator of Papagomo, had on March 16 published fake photographs and allegations about Anwar.

“The faking and distribution of photographs and false allegations of a sexual nature against Anwar have become a trademark of the gutter politics practised by Umno and its bloggers.

“Hence, today we sent a letter of demand to him. Anwar’s solicitors have demanded Papagomo withdraws the malicious allegations, apologises within 48 hours from today and pays damages in the sum of RM 100 million.

“The sum of damages demanded reflects the blogger’s close ties with Umno and Umno’s clear backing for him,” Surendran (above), a lawyer, said in a statement.

Privileged access to submarine

He claimed Papagomo was notoriously close to and had confidential ties with senior Umno leaders such as party vice-president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said the blogger was even allowed privileged access to Malaysia’s Scorpene submarine KD Tun Razak during a controversy that erupted between BN and Pakatan Rakyat over the capabilities of the submarine.

The hidden hand of Umno was thus clearly present behind this latest disgusting attack on the character and reputation of the leader of Pakatan Rakyat.

“Umno’s heavy reliance on sleazy politics and dubious bloggers highlights its utter moral and ethical collapse. It proves Umno-BN’s complete unfitness to continue to rule and administer our nation,” Surendran added.

Anwar over the weekend denied the latest allegation, calling it “Umno’s disgusting pre-election slander”.