The Kota Kinabalu High Court begin tomorrow (Aug 20) to hear a defamation suit brought by Member of Parliament Datuk Abdul Ghapur Salleh against New Straits Times over an article about `project deal' published on March 30,2000.
Datuk Ahmad Abdul Talib, who was at that time NST's Group Editor, is named the first defendant while second defendant is The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad.
The Star is also being sued by Ghapur and it likely that it will be a joint hearing.
This morning, I was served a writ of subpoena to be at the High Court tomorrow and so from day to day until the end of the proceedings to give evidence on behalf of the Defendants. The article disputed by Ghapur was filed by me while I was head of NST Sabah, I left NST as News Editor based in Kuala Lumpur on Aug 31, 2004.