Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir has won his suit against the PKR over a defamatory article published by Suara Keadilan.
Senior assistant registrar Noordura Mohamed Din on Monday allowed the application by Dr Zambry to enter judgment against all the defendants in his RM100mil suit.
Dr Zambry's lawyer Firuz Hussein Ahmad Jamaluddin said it was a judgment on liability in respect of a major part of his client's claim against the defendants.
Damages are to be assessed.
Dr Zambry had on Feb 25 filed the suit against PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, her deputy Datuk Dr Syed Husin Ali and two others over the article published by the party’s monthly newspaper.
In his statement of claim, Dr Zambry said Suara Keadilan had published and circulated an article titled “Zambry disyaki pengganas gagal masuk ke Amerika Syarikat” (Zambry denied entry to US on suspicion of being a terrorist) in its Dec 29, 2009 - Jan 5, 2010 edition which contained defamatory words.
Dr Zambry claimed the words meant that he was suspected of being a terrorist and was unfit to be the Mentri Besar of Perak.
The defendants in their statement of defence stated that an apology titled “Mohon Maaf Dr Zambry” and withdrawal of the said article was published in Suara Keadilan in its March 30 - April 5 edition.