Court orders 'Papa Gomo' to pay Anwar RM800,000

28 Feb 2014 / 15:18 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today decided in favour of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who had sued blogger 'Papa Gomo' for linking him to a man in a sex video.
Judicial Commissioner Rosilah Yop made the decision in chambers before Anwar's lawyers N. Surendran and Lateefa Koya and lawyer Jasbeer Singh Kawna, who represented Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris (pix).
Surendran told reporters the court had found that the plaintiff (Anwar) had proved his claim that Wan Muhammad Azri was 'Papa Gomo'. He said Wan Muhammad Azri was ordered to pay RM800,000 in damages to Anwar.
"The court also ordered the defendant to pay RM50,000 in costs," said Surendran.
Meanwhile, Jasbeer Singh said his client would file an appeal against the decision.
On March 21 last year, Anwar filed a RM100-million defamation suit against Wan Muhammad Azri, alleging that he had posted a series of four defamatory statements and images on his blog dated March 16, 17, 19 and 20, 2013. – Bernama

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