KUALA LUMPUR – The Appeals Court dismissed blogger Amizudin Ahmat’s appeal against the High Court’s decision of awarding Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim a sum of RM300,000 for his defamation post.

Amizudin Ahmat, or better known as Mat Binjai online, was said to create a defamatory article under the heading “Hei Pak Menteri … mana mau lari …” (Hey Mr Minister … where do you want to run to) in his blog on Dec 28, 2010.

Rais filed and won a defamation suit, in which claimed that the words in the article meant that he was guilty of raping his Indonesian maid and capable of murdering her to conceal evidence over the alleged rape.

Full story in The Star Online.