WE ARE WITH YOU!
Famous blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin has been ordered by the High Court to pay RM2 mil to Universiti Utara Malaysia and its vice-chancellor Tan Sri Dr Nordin Kardi for libel. Nordin didn’t really win as it a judgment in default handed down on Feb 26 after RPK had failed to file his defence within the required period.
The judge ordered the damages to be paid to Nordin as he was said to be a plagiarist on RPK’s Malaysia Today website and in the 98th edition of Suara Keadilan in November 2006.
Nordin and UUM had filed a lawsuit against Raja Petra, PKR, Suara Keadilan group chief editor and the editor. Only PKR had submitted its defence.
Judge Priscilla ordered Raja Petra to pay RM2mil to Nordin and UUM, respectively. She also ordered each of the editors to pay RM1mil and RM500,000 to Nordin and UUM, respectively. – THE STAR.