Kuala Lumpur, Sep. 11 (ANI): Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) leader M. Manoharan has sued the Malaysian Government for a whopping 100-million-ringgit for calling him a terrorist.
Manoharan, who was accompanied by Hindraf legal adviser P. Uthayakumar, filed the suit against the state and five other defendants at the High Court Registry on Friday, The Star Online reports.
The other respondents named in the suit are Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan, Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail, Star Publications (M), New Straits Times Press (M) and Utusan Melayu (M).
Manoharan is also seeking an injunction to stop the defendants or their agents from repeating any of the libellous statements about him.
In his statement, Manoharan said the defendants had published words, which implied that he was a violent terrorist, a devil in disguise, and intended to use violence to achieve his objective.
The Kota Alam Shah assemblyman stated that the claims that he intended to kill other Malaysians had caused him great embarrassment, and ruined his reputation. (ANI)