KUALA LUMPUR: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II, Dr P. Ramasamy today filed a RM10 million defamation suit against a journalist of The Star and the newspaper publisher.
It was filed at the High Court Civil Registry here through the legal form of Messrs. A.Sivanesan & Co.
The suit, which named Ian McIntyre and Star Publications (M) Bhd as defendants, was over two articles, “Distress in DAP continues” which was published on Dec 23 last year and “What Ramasamy said in the interview with The Star”, published on Dec 27 last year.
In the statement of claim, Ramasamy said that on Dec 21, 2011, Ian interviewed him at his office in Penang and an article on it was published on Dec 23.
He claimed that the article, in its original meaning, implied him as a DAP leader who was corrupt, abused his power and position and of no integrity.
Ramasamy said that following the publication of the article, he called for a media conference on Dev 26 last year to deny having uttered the words, but another article was published by the Star Publications (M) Bhd on Dec 27.
He claimed that the following the publication of the two articles, his position as a leader and reputation had been seriously injured and that he had been brought into public scandal, ridicule and contempt.
He is seeking an injunction to prevent the defendants from further publishing the articles, defamatory damages, as well as aggravated and exemplary damages, cost and other relief deemed fit by the court.
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The DCM should not become another Chandra Muzaffar bullying Antares (https://malaysiandemocracy.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/has-chandra-not-heard-of-unity-in-diversity-or-is-he-defending-ketuanan-melayu-by-iskandar-dzulkarnain-28-aug-2011/) and just demand an apology or refute at most. Freedom of speech remember? This is not PM Najib or any real opponent to score points by insulting or demanding apologies from, but a ‘mere’ journalist and a newspaper that can be countered with another friendly newspaper’s article.
Besides, after 2 terms as DCM (unless term limitless minded – another Mubarak or Gaddafi, once they had the tase of power, they forget what TERM LIMITS (2 terms typically) are . . .), this will not even matter anymore.
Is the journalist or even the DCM worth 10M? Can they even earn that much in this lifetime? Don’t be greedy and illegical, this is about reputation not money Ramasamy. Even already valueless point scoring as just done by YM the quorumless parachute CM LGE against PM Najib by asking for apologies is unprincipled and meaningless enough, this is even worse – bullying AND greed for non-issues. Such pettiness.
Ask for an public forum with your ‘victims’ to refute, or publish an article to tell the readers why the article was wrong. People with this sort of attitude should not even be voted to begin with. Typical DAP behaviour – JUST LIKE SINGAPORE’S sicko PAP.
Don’t bully the already bullied, the Scots have not yet liberated themselves fro English colonialism, the action to sue a McIntyre clansman will doubtless end misery for another BN in formation, Braveheart style! Very ugly trend here in DAP’s mindset . . . vote for 3rd Force voters, if the DCM is as petty minded as this, one can imagine how the nepotistic Gaddafi and sons types will be like if they gain control of the cabinet.
Down with the nepotistic and term limitless (also bullying) faction in Pakatan Rakyat who have so much energy that they will target journos and newspapers rather than handle or address much less broach the APARTHEID of Bumiputraism !
Drop both BN and Pakatan’s racists and nepotist family blocs and vote for 3rd Force Coalition where : KITA, JATI, MCLM (whats left of it thanks to RPK’s sacrificing of LGBT to target Anwar, but homophobes could find it a good party that has 20 candidates), PCM, Borneo Front, Konsensus Bebas, HRP/Hindraf and PSM to grant the above 3 items.
Look at the below form as well and choose your canidates who will end all toll concessions and make all citizens equal.
(errata on the pic, GDP should read national average wage)
DCM Ramasamy . . . “You disgust us!” . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PajvgjXLygs
We voted Pakatan in to end APARTHEID and liberalise laws, not bully the citizens and curb freedom of speech with limitless terms and abuse power of local councils and worsen laws with more red-tape.
More instances of bullying below :
Compensation for Rep’s Kin – by Sunday Star – 18th APR 2010
Invasive By-Laws Against Sovereignty of Title/Land Owners
12 people were sacked by DAP by April 2011, and at least another 12 more prior to this, mostly Indian members. If they believe in ending APARTHEID and are willing to sign a contract to support the end of APARTHEID, any independent, even Malay candidates should be voted over power mad and nepotistic DAP.
DID NOT DECLARE ASSETS as promised (however pretend to declare to CM Guan Eng like BN Mps pretend to declare to PM – don’t insult the voters’ intelligence Pakatan . . . )
Failed the EXCO Election Quorum at 0.002% / Failed to Keep Promise of Local Council Elections
Kampung Buah Pala compensation lies
Sunset Bistro / Sabre Tours Destruction of 49 stalls – Traders plan to sue Teratai assemblyman for demolishing shop lots …
Ronnie Liu sand mining case
300 million (86 billion) sPICE fallout BUNKER
Various spats involving Malicious Compliance against Indian Muslim Traders Association,
Effectively ‘Robbing’ Gas Tanks from Small stall owners (this was overseen by Ng Aik Wei)
Watersports Facility owners (this is their Island too, who needs a DAP government that will not amend by-laws, kick them out take power and write your own laws Beach Boys . . . ) Quiet beaches due to water sports ban | theSundaily – http://www.thesundaily.my/news/136408
Sponsorship and support (planning???) of Kitten Killer? Fate will extract the appropriate number of pure hearted kittens slain (as opposed to evil hearted humans) – with interest applied.
KOMTAR Lockdown / (Nearly a Mr. Kerosene Tunisia style . . . )
Beachboy harrassing via collusion by writing Insurance into by-laws (20+ watersports operators and 400 watersports workers)
Horse Riding harrassing
Gas tank stealing
Condominium staircase destruction
We voted Pakatan in to end APARTHEID, not bully the citizens and curb freedom of speech with limitless terms and abuse of power.