Monday, February 22, 2010

Ex YADIM President Sues Dr Asri for RM1.5mil

Former Islamic Da'wah Foundation Malaysia (Yadim) president Datuk Nakhaie Ahmad is suing former Perlis Mufti Dr Asri Zainul and seven others for RM1.5 million for defamation.

The suit was filed through Messrs Ibrahim & Fuaadah at the Civil High Court registry here today.

Besides Asri, Kumpulan Karangkraf Sdn Bhd, Akhbar Cabaran Sdn Bhd, Datuk Hussamuddin Yaacub, Sri Diah, Azmi Tarmizi, Lailatun Khalilah Nasir and Siti Azila Alis, are also named as defendants.

Hussamuddin is the publisher of Sinar Harian newspaper, while Sri Diah, Azmi and Lailatun Khalilah are the editors, and Siti Azila, its journalist.

Kumpulan Karangkraf is the owner of the newspaper and Akhbar Cabaran, the printer.

In the statement of claim, Nakhaie, who is now Malaysian Muslim Welfare Organisation (Perkim) chairman, stated that Asri had made three defamatory statements against him at a media conference on Nov 1 last year and in two articles published by Sinar Harian on Nov 2 and 5 the same year.

He claimed that the statements gave the impression that he was the master-mind in the issue on the memorandum opposing Asri's appointment as Yadim president and on alleged irregularities in the institution.

Nakhaie also claimed that the statements damaged his credibility and reputation.

He is seeking RM1.5 million in exemplary and punitive damages from all the defendants.

news courtesy of Malaysian Digest

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