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Court Orders Lokman Adam To Delete Defamatory Statements Against PM Ismail Sabri

Court Orders Lokman Adam To Delete Defamatory Statements Against PM Ismail Sabri

Ismail is suing Lokman for alluding that he is in cohort with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in his bid to remain as the prime minister.

Ikhwan Zulkaflee

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Prime Minister Ismail Sabri had obtained an interim injunction from the High Court here for Datuk Lokman Noor Adam to delete all videos immediately on his social media accounts that allegedly defamed the prime minister.

This is after the Kuala Lumpur High Court had allowed an ex parte application to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob with regards to the matter today.

“The court issued an injunction to compel the defendant to remove a video, with the title ‘Bila Presiden UMNO Panggil Tak Datang! Tapi PM Ada Masa Jumpa Mahathir – Lokman Adam’ which was uploaded on the defendant’s YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok accounts,” Ismail’s lawyer, Ragunath Kesavan was quoted as saying by Bernama.

Kesavan added that Judicial Commissioner Roz Mawar Rozain also issued an injunction to prevent either Lokman or his agents to make similar statements on social media or any other website.

On 8 September, Ismail, 62, who is also UMNO vice-president, in his personal capacity, filed a lawsuit against Lokman for making defamatory statements against him inside the video.

Lokman had allegedly alluded that Ismail had met with former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and planned or intended to plan with the nonagenarian politician to retain the prime minister post.

Ismail, who is also the Bera MP, had denied that such meeting had taken place nor was he in negotiation with any parties to hold back the dissolution of Parliament so that he could remain as the prime minister.

In his suit, Ismail is seeking general and exemplary damages, as well as interest, costs and other relief deemed fit by the court.


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