03 Jun '11, 12am

Malaysian to tweet apology 100 times in defamation deal via @cmswire who is the lawyer?

KUALA LUMPUR - A MALAYSIAN social activist said on Thursday he will post an apology on Twitter 100 times over the next three days in a novel settlement to a defamation row. Fahmi Fadzil said he tweeted in January that a pregnant friend of his had been treated badly by her employers at Female Magazine, owned by Blu Inc Media. The magazine's lawyers threatened legal action and a settlement was reached in March, taking the resolution to the Internet because Fahmi could not afford to take out newspaper advertisements. 'The only demand is to tweet the apology 100 times for three days, and that will be the final and full settlement of this,' Fahmi told AFP. He began tweeting 'I've DEFAMED Blu Inc Media & Female Magazine. My tweets on their HR Policies are untrue. I retract those words & hereby apologize' on Thursday morning. 'Under the settlement, I have been ordered to tweet th...

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