Earlier today YB Anwar Ibrahim and Dr. Chandra Muzaffar agreed on an out of Court settlement.
Anwar sued Dr Chandra on the 6th of March 2008. It was alleged that Dr Chandra defamed him at a forum in Petaling Jaya on the 3rd of March 2008 on three counts.
- That Dr Chandra had opined that he, Anwar Ibrahim would be an unmitigated disaster as Prime Minister of Malaysia.
- Dr Chandra accused him of deceiving the people through his Machiavellian politics.
- That Dr Chandra had alleged that Anwar had said that temple bells would not ring in a Hindu temple in the Kampung Rawa Dispute if the temple authorities did not abide by his rulings on the settlement of the said dispute.
Anwar withdrew the first two on 14th of January 2013.
Dr Chandra in his statement said,
“When Anwar dropped the first and second claims which were the substantive claims against me last year --- especially the first claim --- I had contemplated retracting my third allegation which is what I did in Court this morning. Anwar for his part had accepted the retraction without costs, damages or an apology.” Read here
However, Latheefa Koya announced in her press briefing after the settlement that Dr Chandra Muzaffar “menarik balik keseluruhan kata-kata fitnah”. Watch here
Here lies the irrationality.
As I have stated earlier, Anwar did ‘menarik balik keseluruhan ’ the first two of Dr Chandra’s allegations. Following her logic, is she saying that her boss agrees that he would be an unmitigated disaster as Prime Minister who bends to deceive people with Machiavellian politics simply because he decided to drop the accusations?
Or is this simply a desperately mindless and silly spin?
Note: While Latheefa and I share the same birthdate, it is obvious we do not share the same logic :)