Thursday, August 14, 2008

RPK refuses Shafee's defamation summons

RPK refuses Shafee's defamation summons
15 Aug, 2008

(Malaysiakini) - A bit of drama unfolded at the Jalan Duta Court Complex this morning when lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah attempted to serve a defamation summons on

Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin.

muhamad shafee abdullahShafee, who had filed a defamation suit against Raja Petra on Wednesday, had been waiting since morning for Raja Petra to make his appearance in the magistrate's court for another matter.

He planned to serve his defamation summons on Raja Petra as per the legal requirement.

However Raja Petra, when was approached by Shafee to do so, just ignored the lawyer and moved away.

An upset Shafee then just dropped the court papers on the floor and left. They remain on the floor with Raja Petra refusing to take them.

In his defamation suit, Shafee had claimed that Raja Petra had defamed him in three of his articles.

raja petraHe has also obtained an order from the Kuala Lumpur High Court to direct Raja Petra to reveal the identities of people who had commented on those three articles and to reveal his sources.

Raja Petra had refused to comment on the matter yesterday, stating that he had not received any court order on that.

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