KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 – Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today filed a RM100-million defamation suit against Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd, Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Bhd (TV3) and three other defendants over news reports allegedly linking him to the armed intrusion in Sabah.
He filed the action at the civil court registry at 10.30 am through Messrs Daim & Gammy. Anwar, 66, named Utusan and its editor Datuk Abdul Aziz Ishak as the first and second defendants, respectively, and TV3, its group managing editor Datuk
Shahruddin Abdul Latif and its Bulletin Utama news editor Ing Boon Seng as the third, fourth and fifth defendants, respectively.
He also applied for an injunction to restrain the defendants from publishing or broadcasting defamatory words against him.