KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 — Noorfarashikin Othman, an ex-wife of singer Hattan, is suing the owner of an entertainment website, “Oh Bulan”, for RM1 million over an allegedly defamatory article on her.
The businesswoman, 32, filed the suit at the High Court registry last July 3 through a legal firm, Messrs Ranjit Singh & Yeoh.
She named Driven Communications Sdn Bhd as the defendant in the suit.
Today, the suit came up for case management before High Court judge Datuk Nor Bee Ariffin.
Lawyer Nizam Bashir, representing Noorfarashikin, told the media that the court set August 10 for the defendant to file in their defence, and also for case management.
In the statement of claim, Noorfarashikin claimed that the defendant, through the website, had published an article that, among others, implied that she was unfaithful, not trustworthy and disloyal.
She claimed that the publication of the article had damaged her reputation, personally and professionally, and also caused her to suffer distress and embarrassment.
She is seeking RM1 million in general damages, as well as special, aggravated and exemplary damages, and other relief deemed fit by the court.
Noorfarashikin was divorced from Hattan, whose real name is Datuk Mohd Shukri Sahabuddin, two months after they were married. — Bernama