KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — Case management of the RM50-million suit filed by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim against Malay daily Utusan Malaysia will be heard at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on February 28, Bernama Online reported.
The PKR de facto leader is alleging two articles in the daily, referring to his BBC interview touching on homosexuality laws in Malaysia, had defamed him. He named both the paper and editor-in-chief, Datuk Abdul Aziz Ishak, when he filed the suit on January 20.
Judge Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera met both parties' counsels before fixing the date.
Anwar’s (picture) statement of claim alleged that the articles published on January 17, on the front-page and page 10, characterised him as a leader whose views were opposed to those of Islam’s.
The former deputy prime minister claims the reports constructed from his BBC interview were unfounded and malicious.