PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has agreed to withdraw his defamation suit against whistleblower Sarawak Report editor Claire Rewcastle Brown and settle the matter out-side the court.
“It is informed that Hadi has made a decision to finalise an out-of-court settlement through a consent order dated Feb 1 at the London High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division,” his political secretary Syahir Sulaiman said in a statement today.
Hadi sued Rewcastle-Brown for defamation in London court on April 21, 2017 after she published an article allegedly saying that PAS had received RM90 million to support Umno.
according to Malaysiakini, Last month, PAS vice-president Idris Ahmad said that the party was seeking to raise RM400,000 from the public to meet the cost of the legal suit, on top of the RM2.5 million it had spent so far.
In his statement, Syahir noted that the decision to withdraw the case was reached on the advice of Hadi’s legal team.