Blog withdraws story on singer's ex-wife

KUALA LUMPUR - An entertainment blog has withdrawn its story on the ex-wife of singer Hattan as part the settlement in a RM1mil (S$393,807) defamation suit.

The blog Oh Bulan! has also issued an apology to businesswoman Noorfarashikin Othman, admitting that the article titled Farah Ashikin curang (Farah Ashikin unfaithful) was untrue and without basis.

Noorfarashikin, 33, filed the suit against Driven Communications Sdn Bhd (which owns Oh Bulan!) last year, but the parties had agreed to settle the matter.

Her counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad told the Civil High Court here that the defence had agreed to the terms of settlement and to remove the article from its website.

In her suit, Noorfarashikin claimed the blog had published a defamatory article against her in January 2012.

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