Malaysian journalist says words used in article accurate and based on interview

Malaysian journalist says words used in article accurate and based on interview
Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali.

SHAH ALAM - An online journalist has testified that each word used in her article following an interview with Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali over his audience with the Sultan of Selangor was true and accurate and based on the interview, a High Court heard.

mStar reporter Nurul Ain Mohd Hussain, 31, said she recorded the interview and transcribed both the questions she forwarded to Ibrahim and his answers.

However, she said she could not find the copy of the interview as it was carried out almost five years ago.

Earlier, Nurul Ain had testified that in her article, Ibrahim had told her during the interview about his audience with the Selangor Sultan, during which the Ruler had discussed Perkasa's image.

She was giving evidence in the trial of a defamation suit filed by Ibrahim against theSun then group managing editor/group chief editor Chong Cheng Hai, its former journalist Terence Fernandez and the publisher of the newspaper Sun Media Corporation Sdn Bhd.

Ibrahim is suing them over an article with the title "Sultan keeps Perkasa guessing on invitation" published on March 17.

She also told the court that she made the appointment to interview Ibrahim after her "editor asked her to look into it" following theSun's article.

Asked by Ibrahim's counsel Mohamed Harmy Yusoff if she had given the transcript to the plaintiff for confirmation, Nurul Ain said: "No, because the plaintiff did not ask."

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