Praeverti Persecutio

Utusan Malaysia front page, 22 March 2013

A landmark case was decided in Kuala Lumpur High Court today. Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris has been determined by the High Court as blogger Papagomo and ordered to pay half a million Ringgit to businessman Abdul Razak Mohd. Nor for defamation in an article the former posted in Papagomo.com (now defunct).

Published: Friday September 13, 2013 MYT 10:01:00 AM
Updated: Friday September 13, 2013 MYT 3:54:00 PM

Blogger Papagomo identified, ordered to pay RM500,000 in defamation suit

BY M. MAGESWARI

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has ruled that Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris is blogger Papagomo (pic) and ordered him to pay a businessman RM500,000 in damages in a defamation suit.

Businessman Abdul Razak Mohd Noor had filed a RM10mil defamation suit against Papagomo, claiming that the blogger had implied he was a liar who earned millions of ringgit in the Commonwealth Games.

In his ruling, Judicial Commissioner Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera ordered Papagomo to pay RM200,000 in general damages and RM300,000 in exemplary damages.

He also granted an injunction to stop Papagomo from further defaming Abdul Razak.

JC Vazeer ordered Papagomo to pay the businessman RM50,000 in costs.

In his judgment, JC Vazeer said Papagomo was not remorseful of his actions and this was reflected in his conduct when he testified in the defamation trial.

He said he hoped the award would serve as a lesson to bloggers who uploaded defamatory articles in anonymity.

Wan Muhammad Azri had previously denied that he was the controversial blogger Papagomo.

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Wan Muhammad Azri has been vehemently denying that he is blogger ‘Papagomo’ and he maintained the blog papagomo.com. This has been his line of defense in the third landmark case where judgement was decided against a socio-political blogger.

This would set a precedence, not only to the various suits that Papagomo is facing but also to others who wants to take anonymous bloggers to court or from persecution.

Then again, Razak as a businessman who is in a very competitive industry isn’t someone who is free from controversy. Son of former Minister of Information, Communications and Culture Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim Ph.D, Dino Rais, took Razak, The Malay Mail and NST to court for reporting a dispute between Razak and Dino’s partner, Desmond Looh in court. Dino’s name was also mentioned in the case.

Eventually, on 8 April 2011 the case was awarded in favour of Razak.

Razak said he believed that Papagomo and another blogger explicitly used viral words and description to defame him using their blogs, as part of the outcome to the cases which were taken in the courts and the outcome were unfavourable and probably detrimental to certain parties.

Never the less, this a dangerous precedence to anonymous socio-politico bloggers.

*Updated 0030hrs 14 September 2013

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  1. Good decision by the judge.

  2. Judge doesn’t condone Those who LONTAR BATU intent on Injuring people and SOROK TANGAN….

  3. For all we know, gomo actually was telling the truth but lacked any sort of concrete evidence for his expose. But i guess no one will ever know except the parties involved.

    I for one wont be taking any outcome from the courts at face value.

    This guy was at the frontline against anwar. Maybe he was paid? Maybe he did it on his own free will? I will never know but i like the issues and subjects he use to raise.

    Appreciate his work against anwar. Sad that the wall he was behind collapsed.

    Lets see what happens to him now that the wall has collapsed, whether those that he “bela dan tatang” with his write ups come to his aid.

    But judging from the court proceedings and outcome, looks like he is on his own. Sad.

  4. Ni lah akibat pemimpin Umno bela & bagi makan ‘Hantu Raya’. Termasuk ‘Perempuan Puaka’ sorang tu.

    Kita tengok pemimpin mana tampil utk selesaikan RM500k ni. Dulu kemain julang nama Papagomo dlm PAU.

    • If you are implying UMNO paid him, no proof.

      But now UMNO should help him pay his legal fees to appeal to the highest court of the land. UMNO should do it because he helped UMNO a lot by his writing. Nothing wrong in helping him get a chance to defend himself to the highest court.

  5. BD,

    I think you very well know this was coming his way and the decision was inevitable.

    The moment Husam Musa made that PC, Utusan published the Papagomo page right in front and he was arrested under sedition and Police announced the “Arrest of Papagomo” days after 13GE, his days are numbered.

    What irked me is that this man was charged for soliciting a bribe for discovery of a narcotics case when he was still a Traffic Policeman and was wearing his uniform.

    From MACC list of convicted criminals. Case no: B-06B-68-2011, Charge: Seksyen 10(a)(bb) dan seksyen 11(a) Akta Pencegahan Rasuah 1997 (Akta 575)

    “Pertuduhan Pertama: Bahawa kamu pada 29.11.2004, di antara jam 1.00 petang dan 3.00 petang, di Pandan Indah, di dalam Daerah Ampang, dalam Negeri Selangor, sebagai ejen kerajaan Malaysia iaitu anggota Polis Trafik yang bertugas di Balai Polis Trafik Ampang, telah secara rasuah telah meminta suatu suapan untuk diri kamu iaitu wang tunai RM1000.00 daripada seorang yang bernama Mohd Rahyudi bin Mokhtar sebagai dorongan bagi melakukan suatu perbuatan berhubung dengan hal ehwal prinsipal kamu iaitu tidak mengambil tindakan undang-undang terhadap Mohd Rahyudi bin Mokhtar yang dikatakan memiliki jarum suntikan untuk menagih dadah dan dengan itu kamu telah melakukan satu kesalahan yang di bawah seksyen 10(a)(bb) Akta Pencegahan Rasuah 1997 (Akta 575) dan boleh dihukum di bawah seksyen 16 Akta yang sama. Pertuduhan Kedua: Bahawa kamu pada 30.11.2004, di antara jam 11.40 pgai di lorong tidak bernama di belakang sebuah Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Ampang, di dalam Daerah Ampang, dalam Negeri Selangor, sebagai ejen kerajaan Malaysia iaitu anggota Polis Trafik yang bertugas di Balai Polis Trafik Ampang, telah secara rasuah telah menyetuju-terima suatu suapan untuk diri kamu iaitu wang tunai RM400.00 daripada seorang yang bernama Mohd Rahyudi bin Mokhtar sebagai dorongan bagi melakukan suatu perbuatan berhubung dengan hal ehwal prinsipal kamu iaitu tidak mengambil tindakan undang-undang terhadap Mohd Rahyudi bin Mokhtar yang dikatakan memiliki jarum suntikan untuk menagih dadah dan dengan itu kamu telah melakukan satu kesalahan yang di bawah seksyen 11(a) Akta Pencegahan Rasuah 1997 (Akta 575) dan boleh dihukum di bawah seksyen 16 Akta yang sama. “

    And he was convicted for it on 06/09/2012

    “Keputusan Hakim Mahkamah Sesyen Pertuduhan pertama: Penjara 5 bulan dan denda RM10,000 (tidak bayar, penjara 8 bulan) Pertuduhan kedua: Penjara 5 bulan dan denda RM10,000 (tidak bayar, denda 8 bulan). Hukuman penjara berjalan berasingan. Keputusan Mahkamah Tinggi: Mahkamah telah menolak rayuan Perayu terhadap sabitan. Keputusan Hakim Mahkamah Sesyen dikekalkan. Mahkamah Rayuan: Rayuan OKT ditolak. Mahkamah telah mengurangkan hukuman penjara dari 5 bulan kepada 14 hari dan denda RM10,000.00 id 8 bulan penjara adalah dikekalkan bagi kedua-dua pertuduhan. Hukuman penjara adalah berjalan secara serentak”

    Yet UMNO brought him close enough with the leaders to literally rub shoulders and into their homes. UMNO laud such a scum of society as a ‘hero’. No audacity at all for any sense of righteousness!

    You UMNO fellas really lost it! Cant even tell who is a true nationalist and who should be treated like faeces!

    • Umno bermoral rendah. Papagomo siar video org main walhal dia sendiri pun kaki main.

      Sama macam pemimpin Umno.

      Camana nak perjuang masalah rakyat bila perhatian diberikan tumpuan sepenuhnya utk anu nya, yang lepas tu memanjang leka. Lepas dah puas atas ranjang, pindah lak pergi Leka kat karaoke.

      Orang Umno ni tak ubah macam jantang jalang ketagih betina!

      Moral rendah orang orang Umno ni? Camana nak maju???

      • Kamu ada bukti ke dia kaki main? Bukti pemimpin UMNO main? Ada video ke? Setahu aku ada video jam Omega, video China Doll, video Stopa Spenda saja.

        Yang “tumpuan sepenuhnya utk anu nya” tu Anwar Al Juburi. Sodomi I, Sodomi II, tak lama lagi kes rayuan Sodomi II akan bermula, dia pun tak banyak kedengaran sekarang, gigil lutut gamaknya.

        Aku bukan ahli UMNO pun tapi menyampah le dengor kau tuduh liar “Orang Umno ni tak ubah macam jantang jalang ketagih betina!” Kau macam tu juga ke, kalu tak, macam mana tahu jenis “jantang jalang”?

    • If what you quoted really refers to the guy, then he had a bad past.

      But do you have proof that “UMNO brought him close enough with the leaders to literally rub shoulders and into their homes”?

      If merely on the basis he had a criminal record, remember that Anwar was imprisoned for 6 years yet became MP etc. Any audacity for letting him be such?

      Mat Sabu, Deputy President of PAS, called communist Mat Indera who led a band of terrorists killing Policemen and burning the Bukit Kepong Police Station a hero. Hope you haven’t lost that.

  6. Bila nak buat tabung utk bantu Papagomo ni?

    Aku nak sumbang sehinggit.

    Utk Parpukari jugak la. Next round, dia punya turn kena setengah juta

  7. Kalau perjuangan itu ikhlas dan di landasan yang betul, insyaallah tidak ada masaalah. Berani kerana benar.

    Tapi kalau asyik mintak “yuran” untuk setiap rencana yang hendak disiarkan sudah tentu musuh keliling pinggang. Bila dah terjelepok macam ni, yang dipaksa bayar yuran dulu bukan kata nak tolong, tepuk tangan adalah.

    Tak terkejut kalau hamba Allah tu peras ugut untuk dedah sana dedah sini bagi mendapatkan dana untuk selesaikan masaalah beliau. Kan makin majai namanya tu!!!


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