Anwar sues blogger for RM100 mil

Suit is filed to prevent the blogger from continuing his slander against Anwar, says the opposition leader’s lawyer.

Alyaa Azhar, FMT

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim today filed a RM100 million defamation suit against pro-Umno blogger Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, better known as Papagomo, for implicating the former in another alleged sex scandal.

Speaking to reporters before filing the suit at the Kuala Lumpur High Court registry here today, Anwar’s lawyer, N Surendran said that they decided to go ahead with the suit after giving Papagomo 48 hours to apologise through a letter of demand sent recently.

Surendran said the suit was filed to deter Papagomo, claimed to be a Umno henchman, from continuing to slander the opposition leader.

The blogger posted explicit photos taken from a video grab of a man resembling Anwar kissing and fondling another man, on his blogsite on Mar 16.

Anwar has since denied that the man in the video was him and has said that this was the work of Umno.