MACC chief Azam Baki sues anti-graft activist for defamation

Azam Baki has filed a defamation suit against anti-graft activist Lalitha Kunaratnam.

Courts Crime, Macc

12/1/2022 6:08:00 PM

Azam Baki has filed a defamation suit against anti-graft activist Lalitha Kunaratnam .

PUTRAJAYA: Embattled MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki has filed a defamation suit against anti-graft activist Lalitha Kunaratnam .

The firm said the suit was in relation to the articles published and republished by Lalitha in the Independent News Services on Oct 25 and Dec 15 last year.“Instead of responding to our client’s Letter of Demand issued on Jan 6, she (Lalitha) has through her lawyer issued a press statement published on her Twitter account, where in she claimed to stand by her publication and republication, the contents of which our client strenuously maintains are defamatory.

“Our client is therefore constrained to file this suit before the expiry of 14 days from the date of the Letter of Demand to protect his good name, reputation and professional standing,” it said in a statement.The writ of summons, as well as the statement of claim filed by Azam, was sighted by The Star.

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In home nor in school, and when stepped into the world of society, we were taught to report wrongdoing, not the another way round… what wrong did anti graft lalitha did? Booooo Bodohnya 🤣 Sue to silent is the Nprm in Bolehland. If even the head of MACC do it, this country is hopeless. This head must go... too many bad secrets

Very scared lo. Sue him back then All lawyers prominent or not must come to defend Lalitha to make sure this AzamBaki dont bully her. Make sure more dirts comes out from this suit & entire Seniors in SPRMMalaysia need to be changed. PDRMsia also pls investigate. Seems like AzamBaki holds many secrets

🤡👏👍😂😂😂😂🤑 AzamBaki is following DonaldTrump: when all else fails, just sue them! TrustNoOne based

Azam Baki fail saman fitnah RM10 juta terhadap Lalitha - Utusan DigitalLalitha sebelum ini mendakwa Azam mempunyai konflik kepentingan dalam pemilikan saham beberapa syarikat. Sebaliknya rasuah adik kau dari duit kau Penyelewengan boleh diteruskan Rasuah itu berlaku sebelum atau pada 2015 Dan seterusnya mengunakan nama kau atau akaun kau Letak jawatan jelah, tak cukup malu lagi ke?

Azam Baki: AMK Pulau Pinang mahu siasatan menyeluruh - Utusan DigitalPerbuatan membenarkan saudara sendiri menggunakan akaun peribadi bagi tujuan pembelian saham juga telah mendatangkan kecurigaan yang serius di bawah Akta Perindustrian Sekuriti 1983.

Polis panggil pemimpin PKR isu protes Azam Baki | The Malaysian InsightMereka dipanggil untuk direkodkan kenyataan berhubung demo tuntut Azam Baki letak jawatan, kata pemuda PKR.

Abu Zahar salahkan media tidak beri laporan menyeluruh berhubung isu Azam Baki - Utusan Digital'Apatah lagi, video berkaitan sidang media yang tular cuma memaparkan sebahagian kecil kenyataan saya sahaja,' katanya pada sidang akhbar hari ini.

COMMENT | Is Azam Baki taking a leaf from Najib’s playbook? MACC 's reputation is at stake with all the recent scandals. x sama tapi serupa.x serupa tapi sama I guess the entire book but a leafs detached and keep falling 4 the rest to use.. Najib is the grandmaster

Pakatan presidential council wants special parliamentary sitting to debate MACC's Azam Baki issuePETALING JAYA: A special parliamentary sitting must be held to debate the issue involving Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission ( MACC ) chief Tan Sri Azam Baki , says Pakatan Harapan. No special parliamentary sitting when guan eng kantoi sakau rasuah masuk dlm akaun public bank bini? Wasting time. Since IsmailSabri60 has no guts or taking any kind of action hopefully YDPA will get involve makes thing right. Sack/remove/put on leave till investigation completes. PDRMsia may give priority into this case so we know truth faster. corruption malaymail

The suit was filed at the Kuala Lumpur High Court through legal firm Messrs Zain Megat & Murad on behalf of Azam on Wednesday (Jan 12). The firm said the suit was in relation to the articles published and republished by Lalitha in the Independent News Services on Oct 25 and Dec 15 last year. “Instead of responding to our client’s Letter of Demand issued on Jan 6, she (Lalitha) has through her lawyer issued a press statement published on her Twitter account, where in she claimed to stand by her publication and republication, the contents of which our client strenuously maintains are defamatory. “Our client is therefore constrained to file this suit before the expiry of 14 days from the date of the Letter of Demand to protect his good name, reputation and professional standing,” it said in a statement. The writ of summons, as well as the statement of claim filed by Azam, was sighted by The Star. The firm said Azam was merely asserting his rights as enshrined by the Federal Constitution and applicable laws, to seek the necessary and appropriate reliefs from the Malaysian courts. “Our client strongly believes that this will also provide the defendant a similar right and an opportunity to justify her claims in court and not merely engage in a trial by the media,” it said. The firm said Azam will not be making further statements in relation to the matter. “He has full confidence in the Malaysian courts to hear and decide on this matter accordingly. “Our client wishes to make clear his unwavering commitment that the MACC will always protect all whistleblowers who fall within the ambit of the Whistleblower Protection Act,” it said. Article type: metered