Sarawak Report editor to pay PAS president RM80,000 legal costs 

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang offered and the court accepted a payment of RM80,000 as deposit. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 6, 2017.

THE London Court has ordered Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown to pay two-thirds of the cost of her application to compel PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang deposit money with the court as security in case he loses his defamation suit against the UK-based journalist.

PAS political secretary Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar said Brown will have to pay £15,000 (RM83,700) to Hadi now, with the quantum of the balance to be assessed by the court in due course.

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