Anwar To Testify In RM100 Million Suit Against Khairy
KUALA LUMPUR : Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is to testify in his RM100 million suit against Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar over alleged defamatory words posted on websites, including Malaysiakini.com, by way of a video clip.
Anwar’s counsel J. Leela told reporters the opposition leader and a reporter would be called to testify at the trial. Leela said High Court Judge Datuk Hue Siew Kheng set Nov 14 and 20 to hear the suit after meeting her and counsel Faizal Faiz, representing Khairy, in chambers.
The judge also ordered the parties to file a summary of the case, lists of witnesses and issues to be tried, she said.
On March 7, 2008, Anwar filed the suit against Khairy claiming that the latter, as the then Umno Youth deputy chief, had uttered defamatory words and caused the posting on websites, including Malaysiakini.com, of a video clip entitled ‘Anwar and Kin No Threat’.