Friday, November 11, 2011

Tengku Fakhry sues Malay Mail for defamation

Have not heard from him for quite some time. Since he and Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah were stripped the 'Tengku Temenggong' and 'Darjah Kerabat' titles respectively last year, everything was quite.

However, here comes Tengku Fakhry again.

The Kelantan prince today filed a defamation suit against The Malay Mail, its journalist, editor in chief and its printer the New Straits Time Press (M) Bhd, seeking RM50 million in damages. It was filed through Messrs A.S.Dhaliwal at the Kuala Lumpur High Court registry. He was present with his lawyer Davinder Kaur Dhaliwal.

The plaintiff named Malay Mail Sdn Bhd - the owner of the Malay Mail newspaper and Malay Mail online, its chief news editor Yushaimi Maulud Yahya and reporter identified in the suit as Nurhalim Abbas (he once mentioned Datuk RockyBru should be added to the list as he was Adviser to the paper then).

In the statement of claim, Tengku Fakhry said on May 5, 2010, Malay Mail published a report, which violated his good name and reputation, and directly affected his position and career.

He said the contents of the article gave the impression that he was a person who has no principles, is untrustworthy, a person with criminal tendencies, betrayer and a person, who has no integrity.

Tengku Fakry said the portrayal damaged his dignity in all aspects of his life and caused ruin to his reputation and financial loss.

"The plantiff's title as Tengku Temenggong had been stripped off by the Pemangku Raja," the statement said.

Tengku Fakhry is a director to Syarikat Madani Millenium Auto Sdn Bhd and Vistana Autmobile Sdn Bhd. He is also executive chairman for Petraz Holdings Sdn Bhd and Liquid Gold Sdn Bhd. The prince is also involved in several charities works and is the chairman for the Kelantan Tourism Society, president for Kelantan Shooting Club and chairman for the Tengku Temenggong Kelantan Foundation.

The statement of claim said: "The plaintiff states that all the words, which were published in the article are not true and are not based on any shred of evidence. The article was simply created or was relied upon rumours which do not exist," it said. The alleged article is about an attempted murder on a Kelantan Palace guard.

Tengku Fakhry stated that he did not take immediate action as he was waiting for the decision of the Coroner's Court regarding the death of security guard Ramli Mohamed.

He said the decision of the Coroner's Court clearly shows that he was not involved in any criminal activity as alleged in the article.

The statement also said that since the publication, the plaintiff's family bond had been tense as he had been blamed by the Raja Perempuan of Kelantan for giving the Kelantan Royal Family a bad name. The relationship between the plaintiff and family back to normal only after the decision of the Coroner was given, it said adding that the plaintiff had also received many embarrassing and reviling phone calls.

Apart from RM50 million, Tengku Fakhry is seeking for the defendants to be ordered and instructed to issue and publish an apology, which is acceptable for Tengku Fakhry, in every single media, where previously the publication and defamatory words were published.

Tengku is seeking for an injunction from further publishing the said article. He is also seeking for exemplary and aggravated damages, interests, costs and any other reliefs deemed fit.

Wishing him good luck...


20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Me thinks he is more upset that his 'career' as the Sultan of Kelantan was foiled.

Me also wonders what has happened to his gorgeous Indonesian wife who ran back to her home country, away from the purported dexterity of his blades wielding.

Fakhry? His name was mispelt me think.

- A Malaysian -

berkelana said...

salam,

kes saman ni saya tak hairan. apa yang saya harap sebagai rakyat kelantan ialah melihat kembalinya semangat kekeluargaan di kalangan kerabatnya.

benda yang lepas jangan dikenang... galat rasanya melihat sengketa adik-beradik ni...

solomon tak selamat said...

hehehehe...

bru escapes because it wasnt him who wrote the story, it wasnt him who controls the editorial and it wasnt him who decides which story to use or not to use.

i think tengku fakhry is wise enough.

Anonymous said...

eh... ada lagi kisah dari istana mahkota ni! ingatkan dah selesai dah.

apa pun, ini hak tg fakhry. semoga dia menang kes ni.

padan muka malay mail!

Gedebe Hater said...

Today is a day of Kelantanese in the limelight.

First is that wannabe Wan Mohd. Firdaus.

Now, this failed Kelantanese prince.

I guess, these Kelantanese are reflective of the clan & clearly just demonstrated what they are good at; being difficult for the rest of us!

Anonymous said...

Fak-khry! Fak-Khry!
apa lah nasib hang
bini dah lari
abang dah halau
towkay2 cina dah tak datang melawat

sekarang nak saman orang pula

insan kamil said...

demi kesejahteraan, tak bolehkah baginda sultan memulangkan semula gelaran tengku temenggong kepada tgku fakhry?

adik-beradik mana boleh berterusan begini?

biarlah jadi contoh yang baik kepada rakyat.

lagipun, kita orang islam!

Anonymous said...

no big deal.

we have seen many similar cases.

daughter saman her biological father, mum sues hubby, son sues father... all such shameful domestic problems.

copacabana said...

RM50 million.

if he wins, he can help develop kelantan!

...if he is willing to give out some...

copacabana said...

RM50 million.

if he wins, he can help develop kelantan!

...if he is willing to give out some...

ongkos said...

jai,

what did u get from him? nothing is free man!

did u or u did not get anything?

be frank laaaa!

masih di BH said...

dah senyap sebab kau pun gagal bantu dia bro. aku tau kau dah cuba tapi tak cukup bateri! heheheh!!!

aku pun suka dia bro... nice gentleman. tapi apa boleh buat, dah takda rezeki dia....

Anonymous said...

jai,

boleh telungkup malay mail kalau anak raja ni menang!

mana nak cekau duit?

sib baik bru dah blah!

black rose said...

were u the one who persuade him to leave rocky out of this?

good la u, siot!

come to ampang, i'll buy u ten jugs!

penangan said...

salam,

ini kes yang sudah diduga. dari tahun lepas lagi tengku fakhry dah tak puas hati dengan malay mail.

ini hak dia. malay mail pun ada hak nak pertahankan kes dia.

semoga SAMA2 menang.

Anonymous said...

so many libel suits of late.

i dont think it will find settlement in one or two years.

could take ages man!

PGS said...

jai,

saja nak tanya. berapa gula2 yang dia bagi kau dulu?

saja bro.... kau kawan aku. kalau kau dapat, aku pun boleh merasa sikit. hehehe!!!!

Anonymous said...

50 juta boleh buat istana baru, wa cakap lu!

apa nak susah2. pastikan menang je, pastu buat bisnes.

(tapi kalau nak sponsor gua bukak kedai jual kain kapan, boleh gak!)

Anonymous said...

betul ke tg fakhry lebih berpelajaran daripada abangnya?

joan moan said...

one after another.

not only this suing trend gets to the rakyat but deeper into the palace members.

bickering is too common nowadays among them.

so, let them!