Ruling on application in RM22mil Noritta defamation case


KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court will rule next Friday on an application by the defence to amend their statement in a case of a 39-year-old broker who filed a RM22mil defamation suit against 11 parties for portraying him as a prime suspect in the Noritta Samsudin murder case in 2003.

Senior assistant registrar Noordura Mohamed Din, who fixed the date in chambers, also fixed Feb 25 for case management of the suit proper.

The broker, Shahfrul Azrin Azman, had filed the suit against five newspapers and six others -- The News Straits Times Press (M) Bhd, its publisher New Straits Times Sdn Bhd and its former group chief editor Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad, The Malay Mail and its editor Ahiruddin Atan, Berita Harian and its editor Hishamuddin Aun, Harian Metro and its editor Mohd Zian Johari and Utusan Melayu Berhad and its editor Datuk Mohd Khalid Mohd -- as defendants.

Shahfrul is seeking RM2mil from each defendant.

Among others, Shahfrul alleged that the defendants had published his photographs and wrote stories making direct references to him as the perpetrator of the murder.

He alleged that between Dec 9 and Dec 23, the publications had directly portrayed him as an adulterer and a bad husband and father, and that as a result of the publications, friends and the public still viewed him with suspicion.

The defendants filed to amend their statement of defence on Jan 22 this year.


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