Anwar and Muhyiddin bury the legal hatchet

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his predecessor Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin have agreed to end their defamation suits at the High Court.

In similar statements posted on their social media accounts, Anwar and Muhyiddin said they have decided to resolve the lawsuits after taking the advice of the court.

Both leaders cited their concern over the people’s welfare as a consideration for the settlement.

They also expressed their appreciation to the High Court and the court officials involved.

“We have also agreed to not issue further statements on the matter.

“We hope this decision will not be used as a tool to disrupt the nation’s stability, the people’s wellbeing and also confidence in the judiciary,” they said yesterday.

On Dec 20, 2022, Anwar sued Muhyiddin over the latter’s allegation that he (Anwar) was paid RM15mil while he was the economic adviser to Selangor.

In the statement of claim, Anwar said Muhyiddin made those claims during an election speech at Taman Selasih in Kulim on Dec 5, 2022, in support of Perikatan Nasional candidate Datuk Azman Nasrudin.

On July 27, 2023, Muhyiddin sued Anwar over the latter’s comments on Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) settlers’ debts.

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