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Teresa Kok sues Utusan, Chamil for RM 30 million! - malaysiakini

Malaysiakini's report:

Selangor executive councillor and Seputeh MP Teresa Kok has today filed a RM30 million defamation suit against Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia and former journalist Chamil Wariya.

teresa kok and chamil wariya 201008She is suing Chamil, who is Malaysian Press Institute chief, and Utusan over the publication of a short story ‘Politik baru YB J’ which appeared on Oct 12 in Mingguan Malaysia.

The story describes a female member of Parliament named Josephine who was deemed anti-Malay and anti-Islam, and who was eventually murdered.

Earlier Kok had sent both parties a letter of demand in which Kok said the story by Chamil was designed to deliberately encourage and fan racial and religious hatred towards her.

“(The article) is deliberately designed to justify and or encourage the causing of grave physical harm to our client including assassination,” reads the letter.

Kok has told Utusan to retract the article and publish an apology.

Both letters were issued on Oct 17. The two recipients have been given seven days to reply, failing which legal proceedings will be initiated.

The law suit was lodged today after Kok failed to receive a respond from the two parties -