I think this is going to be the new normal...in Malaysian politics.
Anyone try to defame you, sue their ass off.
I guess it's the only way.
The days of being nice and gentlemanly are over.
Back then, when Umno politicians were being defamed, they mostly did nothing and accepted it as part of the political game.
For most of them, suing their opponent for bad mouthing them seemed not nice and petty.
Only then opposition people, particularly those from DAP that resorted to the court to silence their critics.
In the end, because they did nothing proper about it, people started to believe in the lies thrown at the Umno people.
Okay, to be fair, some of the accusations were actually true but most were not so.
Whatever it is, Umno and their gang lost the GE14 because people believe in the accusations which were thrown at them at that time.
To a large extent, they believe in the lies because Umno never really try to fight the accusations properly.
Based on my personal experience, many of the Umno operatives actually thought that they can just ignore the accusations and they would all just go away.
"Alah, kalau dilayan lagi lah menjadi-jadi dia orang tu. Buat letih je kita nak jawab semuanya. Biar kan je, nanti lama-lama senyap lah tu," said one of them to me at that time.
Nope, the accusations didn't go away, okay.
Oh, and the Umno's way of employing cybertroopers and stupid self-serving mainstream media players to counter the accusation at that time was pathetic.
This is a battle that needs to be fought by smart people who truly believe in the cause and not by some hacks who write garbage ampu bodek stuff to earn some money.
Well, never mind that. That's water under the bridge already.
Now I think people like Dr Adham have learnt their lesson.
No more being nice and stupid like back then.
You defame me, I sue you. End of story.
I'm quite sure that if Dr Adham didn't initiate the legal proceedings, the defamatory allegation against him would remain at least in the public consciousness.
Just look at this comment at my last post in this blog,
Lapangkanlah otak baca berita di portal online dan toton TV news.
That's how the defamation was being spread and it would continue to spread if Dr Adham didn't take such legal action.
Of course you must be clean yourself to sue those who defame you.
In this case, I think Dr Adham was quite certain of his innocence, which is good for him.
Maybe if he got the RM30 million from the NGO who defame him, Dr Adham could use the money to help finance the Covid-19 war.
That will be good for the current government and this country.