Anwar’s defamation suit against blogger on Jan 27-28

(NST) – The hearing of opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s defamation suit against blogger “Papa Gomo” over alleged defamatory postings implying he was engaged in indecent acts with a man will begin on January 27.

High Court judicial commissioner Rosilah Yop fixed the hearing date after meeting the  lawyers from both parties while in chambers today. 
When met outside the court, Anwar’s counsel Muhammad Afiq Mohd Noor clarified that the trial is scheduled from January 27 till 28.
“The court has also fixed January 20 for case management,” he said.
Counsel S. Parvinder Kaur acted for the blogger whose real name is Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, 30.
In his suit filed at the High Court registry on March 21, Anwar, 66, claimed that the defendant had posted defamatory statements and uploaded certain images on his website at
He claimed the website could be accessed by anyone surfing the Internet in Malaysia and the world.
He alleged  the statements meant that he was a person without morals and was not fit to hold public office.
He further stated that the defamatory words implied that he was not fit to be the prime minister and that he was irresponsible and could not be trusted.
Anwar alleged that since Malaysia was a country with a Muslim majority, the defamatory words and images impacted him negatively.
He is seeking general, aggravated and exemplary damages and for an injunction to stop the defamatory postings from being repeated or reproduced.