Lalitha accused of lying over job status

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MACC has lodged another police report against whistleblower Lalitha Kunaratnam, who is currently fighting a lawsuit brought by its chief commissioner Azam Baki.

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Lalitha is alleged to have made a false claim about her status as a researcher with the Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) when she wrote this in her statement of defence in response to a defamation suit filed by Azam against her.

Azam is suing her over the articles she wrote over his corporate shares ownership and business links through family members.

MACC is disputing Lalitha’s claim, saying that she was no longer an employee of C4 Center since Dec 2020.

The officer who lodged the report at the Sentul police station yesterday had based the allegation on a statement made by C4 Center last month.

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C4 said Lalitha had ceased being an employee of the civil society group since December 2020 and had been carrying out her work as an independent journalist and consultant.

Lalitha’s statement of defence in response to Azam’s lawsuit was made on February 3.


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