Farhash sues Yusoff Rawther for defamation

Farhash sues Yusoff Rawther for defamation

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s political secretary, Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak has filed a suit against Muhammed Yusoff Rawther for defamation.

Farhash, 38, filed the suit four days ago through the legal firm of Messrs. Kumar Thangaraju & Co. He named Yusoff, 27, who was Anwar’s former research officer as the defendant.

The media obtained a copy of the document after the case management, which was held in the chambers of High Court deputy registrar Rumaizah Baharom.

Lawyer T Kumar , representing Farhash, told reporters today that the writ of summons had not been served to the defendant (Yusoff).

In the statement of claim, Farhash, who is also Perak PKR chairman, stated that Yusof had called for a media conference in the Klang Valley on Oct 4 last year and a video recording on it was uploaded on the Facebook page of “Solidariti Buat Muhammed Yusoff Rawter” and other social media platforms.

Farhash claimed that during the media conference, Yusoff alleged that he was physically assaulted by him(Farhash).

He claimed that Yusoff had maliciously published the alleged defamatory words to tarnish his image and reputation as a PKR politician.

Farhash said a letter of demand was sent to Yusoff on Dec 30 last year seeking the latter to apologise.

However, he said, Yusoff, through a letter dated Dec 31 from a law firm, Messrs. Haniff Khatri, denied the allegations.

Farhash is seeking, among others, general, aggravated and exemplary damages, as well as an injunction to prevent Yusoff from further publishing and/or continuing to publish the alleged defamatory words against him and other relief deemed fit by the court.