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“Wrong Paper, Fam” Netizens Say After Fahmi Sends Defamation Suit To Papagomo Via Newspaper Ad

“Wrong Paper, Fam” Netizens Say After Fahmi Sends Defamation Suit To Papagomo Via Newspaper Ad

Fahmi said he has to send the summons to Papagomo through a substituted service since the latter was unreachable for months.

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Minister of Communications and Digital Fahmi Fadzil has resorted to “serving the papers” to blogger Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, popularly known as Papagomo, via an advertisement in The Star.

Through his lawyers, Fahmi delivered the summons to Papagomo through a newspaper ad, an act known as substituted service.

Fahmi said on Twitter that he filed a suit concerning defamatory claims about him made by Papagomo before the elections in August 2023.

According to Berita Harian, Papagomo claimed Fahmi gave a political lecture in a mosque in Rawang, Selangor.

Fahmi said his lawyers have tried to reach Papagomo for months but to no avail. Due to this, the Kuala Lumpur High Court decided that the summons be sent via substituted service on 6 November 2023.

This turn of events amused netizens with some saying Fahmi should have posted the advertisement in Malay newspapers such as Sinar Harian and Harakah.

A netizen also implied that Papagomo is active on TikTok so it might work better if the summon was posted on that platform instead.

Meanwhile, another person hoped that summons could be sent through social media one day so everyone could help tag the intended recipient.

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