Zahid sues MalaysiaKini for alleged defamatory articles, seeks RM220 million


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Kuala Lumpur: Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has filed a defamation suit against the news portal Malaysiakini for publishing several news reports and articles of his court trial and charges related to alleged corruption and money laundering.

The lawsuit was filed on March 24 and it seeks  RM220 million for damages.

The defamation suit cited 22 articles published by Malaysiakini, including seven Bernama articles as well as 399 comments from readers.

Zahid’s legal team contends that several articles had either misreported or misrepresented the court proceedings and cast negative aspersions on the Umno president.

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