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Driven Communications denies owning Oh Bulan! blog
KUALA LUMPUR: The owner of an entertainment blog, which is being sued by singer Hattan's ex-wife for RM1 million over a defamatory article, denied that it was the owner and manager of the Oh Bulan! blog.
The defendant, Driven Communications Sdn Bhd, said this in its defence filed two weeks ago to the suit against it by businesswoman Noorfarashikin Othman.
Yesterday, the plaintiff's lawyer, Nizam Bashir, told reporters that the defendant was also intending to file a striking out application on the suit.
Nizam said the defendant's lawyer Andrew Suresh had told the court this at the last case management date.
Noorfarashikin, 32, filed the suit on July 3, naming Driven Communications as defendant.
She claimed that the Oh Bulan! blog had published an alleged defamatory article in January and that several newspapers and blogs had reprinted the article.
Noorfarashikin, a businesswoman, said the article implied that she was an unfaithful wife, someone of poor moral standing and had financial difficulties.
She claimed that because of the articles, her personal and professional reputation was damaged, and she lost a number of clients.
Noorfarashikin said prior to filing the suit her lawyer had sent a notice to the defendant for a withdrawal of the article and for an apology to be published in the blog.
She also sought a token RM1,000 donation from the defendant to a charity but her demands were not met.
She sought, among others, for the defendant to retract the article as well as to publish an apology.
Besides the RM1 million in general damages, she is also seeking special, aggravated and exemplary damages, interest, costs and other relief deemed fit by the court.
The case has been fixed for case management at the High Court on Sept 10.