Friday, September 30, 2011

"Malaysian Insider" apologizes to Tajudin Ramli over article

(Bernama) - The "Malaysian Insider" news portal today apologized to former Malaysia Airlines executive chairman Tan Sri Tajudin Ramli for posting a baseless and defamatory article on him.

The Malaysian Insider Sdn Bhd, its chief executive officer Jahabar Sadiq and reporter Shazwan Mustafa Kamal handed the statement of apology to lawyer Lim Kian Leong, who represented Tajudin, through their lawyer George Miranda before High Court Judge Harminder Singh Dhaliwal in chambers.

Miranda told reporters that all parties concerned had signed the statement and that several terms which could not be disclosed had been discussed as well.

In their apology, the three parties expressed regret for all the inconvenience caused to Tajudin following publication of the article, he said.

They also agreed to retract the article and acknowledged that it was baseless and defamatory in nature, he added.

Today's out-of-court settlement was a result of Tajudin's RM200-million defamation suit against the portal on Aug 18 in which he named The Malaysian Insider Sdn Bhd, Jahabar and Shazwan as the respondents.


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