Anwar sues Papa Gomo over video

KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 (Bernama) -- Opposition chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today filed a RM100 million legal action against website operator 'Papa Gomo' for allegedly posting defamatory words and linking him with another man in a sex video.

The plaintiff filed the suit against Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, 30, who also owned the website, at the High Court Civil Registry through Messrs Daim & Gamany; his lawyer N. Surendran told reporters that the writ of summons would be served on the defendant soon.

In his statement of claim, Anwar alleged that Wan Muhammad Azri had posted four series of defamatory words at www.papagomo.com on March 16, 17, 19 and 20.

He further claimed that the defendant had also set a weblink in which were displayed a series of images which allegedly insinuated and/or implied were of him.

Anwar contended that the defamatory words were false and baseless, and maliciously posted to injure his reputation and political position.

He is seeking general, aggravated and exemplary damages, interests, costs, and other relief deemed fit by the court, as well as an injunction to restrain the defendant from further posting the defamatory words and images.