Sistem Televisyen (M) Bhd group managing editor Mohd Ashraf Abdullah today testified at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur that the television station is standing by its 2013 broadcast accusing former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim as the “dalang” (puppet master) behind the Lahad Datu incursion.
The report was aired on March 2 that year.
This is despite Utusan Malaysia already retracting its report on which the news broadcast was based on.
Utusan had also expressed regret Anwar last October, when settling the suit which was also filed against the newspaper.
Ashraf, who took the stand as the third witness for the defence, pointed to the consent judgment drawn up between Anwar and Utusan when cross-examined by Anwar's lawyer S Ambiga...