Anwar wanna take on Kuan Yew, sure or not?
Yesterday, Keadilan Daily reported Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyer Sankara Nair as announcing that the PKR de facto leader intends to sue several media as well as Dr M for defamation regarding the Wikileaks on his alleged sodomy.
Keadilan Daily reported today on Anwar challenging Lee Kuan Yew:
“Dia ada bukti (tentang tuduhan terhadap saya)? Saya akan jawab. Lee Kuan Yew mahu pergi mahkamah, silakan jadi saksi bagi pihak Najib.
“Sama ada dia hendak percaya atau tidak, itu urusan dia. Fitnah itu saya akan lawan. Tetapi persoalannya, kenapa bahan bukti tidak diberikan sehingga kini? soal Anwar.
For the English version of Anwar’s challenge to LKY, see Malaysian Insider report on the PKR roadshow last night.
Meanwhile, Malaysiakini has Anwar ticking off Singapore for interfering in Malaysia’s domestic affairs. The Malaysiakini report titled ‘Anwar to Kuan Yew: Let’s meet in court‘ said:
“Singapore should just mind its own business. Don’t meddle in our fight with BN… don’t be insolent (kurang ajar).”
LKY has faced off his opponents in court on charges of the international media defaming him and come out of the encounters victorious.
Pakatan is similarly lawsuit-happy and we can recollect that Anwar has threatened several libel suits. [See 'Anwar Ibrahim - The Great Suer' by KTemoc] Whatever become of those?
Teresa Kok also sued Utusan for the articles that led to her ISA as well as lodged a police report on the paper’s publication of the so-called fiction cerpen (short story) ‘YB Josephine’ about the assassination of an opposition leader strikingly resembling her, penned by former Utusan editor Chamil Wariya.
Her party compatriot Lim Guan Eng announced that his party would sue Utusan Malaysia for defamation over linking the prime suspect in the Sosilawati murder to a DAP life membership. LGE denied that the suspect was a DAP life member.
These are not the only Pakatan leaders saying they would sue MSM. There have been quite a few. Gobalakrishnan says he’ll sue Samy Vellu and his son Vell Paari, Dr Syed Husin Ali to sue Utusan Malaysia, and so on.
“DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has issued a directive to all party MPs who have been apparently “defamed” by false newspaper reports to file civil suits.
Citing reports on DAP Youth chief Anthony Loke Siew Fook as a recent example, Lim accused certain newspapers of “stirring up things for their own benefit”.
“I have instructed all DAP MPs who have been defamed by newspapers to sue the related papers immediately.” — The Star (‘DAP MPs asked to sue over ‘false reports’, 15 Aug, 2009)
And here’s Guan Eng again himself to sue Utusan over inter-faith council report. Whatever happened to all these? How come no news?
However, when it comes to the government (its agency) suing the opposition papers, chances are greater for the lawsuit to be successful! Felda wins default judgment against Suara Keadilan.
Like we said earlier of Anwar attacking Zaid, people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
Anwar wants to take on LKY in court?! Well, you wait and see who will get a bloodied nose from the shrapnel and splinters when the glasshouse shatters. It ain’t gonna be the Singapore minister mentor.
* When PAS does something, it’s focused on its objective and goes for a win, unlike DAP and PKR making a lot of noise. Mahfuz menang RM120,000 saman Utusan. Nonetheless, there is one area that DAP is giving PAS a run for its money (see HERE).