Blogger Papagomo’s house to be sold off after failing to pay Anwar damages in libel suit


(Malay Mail Online) – Controversial blogger Papagomo will have his house seized by the court and put for sale following his failure to pay RM800,000 damages to PKR de facto leader Datuk Anwar Ibrahim in a libel suit in which he lost.

Court bailiffs and Anwar’s lawyers today posted a notice of seizure and sale for an apartment property in Kuala Lumpur under Papagomo’s real name, Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris.

No individuals were in the house when the bailiff along with lawyers Latheefa Koya and Raul Lee came to serve the execution order for seizure and sale issued by the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

“We will now go back to the court and obtain a new order for another date,” Latheefa told reporters here.

The new court order will be issued if the current notice is not heeded, and will include permission for court officials to enter by force to seize the property at the walk up apartment complex in Setapak, which is Papagomo’s official registered address.

The High Court found him guilty of libel against Anwar, who was then opposition leader, in February 2014 following a series of blog posts he wrote about Anwar.

The Court of Appeal in December last year upheld the decision after Papagomo’s appeal and ordered damages amounting to RM800,000, which the blogger is yet to pay.