It is believed that former Malaysia Airlines Chairman Tan Sri Tajudin Ramli is taking news portal The Malaysian Insider to court.
Details are cloudy at the moment. However it is believed to be about the alleged RM 8 billion losses accumulated during Tajudin’s time controlling and managing the national carrier. The Oppositions continued to harp on the matter with a malice political intent against the Government.
On 31 March 2011, The Malaysian Insider published “MACC clears A-G of graft allegations”. The amount for the suit is sketchy but it is strongly believed to be in the nine-digit range.
We were told The Malaysian Insider Sdn Bhd, Chief Editor Jahabar Sadiq and writer Syazwan Kamal were named as defendants.
MI has been on a stream of rogue reporting and stirring up issues lately. When the story about Malaysia Airlines-AirAsia share swap broke, MI skewed the story with harping on the lies of demonising Tajudin.
These former disciples of Riong Kali also manipulated facts for the very mdluce intent, which include to confuse. So much so, Jahabar had to publish an apology to Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak on 19 August.
This would be a landmark case for online news reporting and commentary in Malaysia.