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Khairy ordered to pay Anwar RM210k for 'main belakang' remark

Hafiz Yatim  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur today ruled that Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin had defamed Anwar Ibrahim with his “main belakang” (play from behind) remark in 2008.

Justice Azizul Azmi Adnan said Khairy's remark was serious and defamatory.

He ordered the youth and sports minister to pay RM150,000 in general damages and after submission on costs and ordered Khairy to also fork out an additional RM60,000 to the former opposition leader.

“I am of the view that the words uttered by the defendant (Khairy) are defamatory of the plaintiff, within the reasonable and ordinary meaning to members of the public...

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