Former EC deputy chairman awarded RM200,000 in libel suit against PAS leaders

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Election Commission (EC) deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Omar won RM200,000 in damages on Thursday, in his libel suit against PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu and PAS secretary general Datuk Mustafa Ali over issuance of identity cards in Sabah.

In his civil suit, Wan Ahmad had contended that Mohamad Sabu or better known as Mat Sabu had on Jan 29 accused him of being involved in Projek IC,the issuance of identity cards in Sabah, which was published in Harakah's Feb 1-3 edition.

He said the words had referred to him as the mastermind in the conspiracy to let Barisan Nasional win in Sabah during the elections.

In his statement of claim filed on March 5, Wan Ahmad had named Mat Sabu, PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali, Harakah printer

Angkatan Edaran Ent Sdn Bhd, its chief editor Ahmad Lutfi Othman and its writer Aziz Muda as defendants.

Court , Libel suit , EC , PAS


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