PAS starts donation drive for Sarawak Report lawsuit

BY RAM ANAND
Tuan Ibrahim announced the drive while opening its youth wing’s meeting here, urging each member to contribute RM5 to the fund. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

ALOR SETAR, April 27 — PAS kicked off today a donation drive among members to fund its lawsuit against UK-based website Sarawak Report.

The Islamist party’s deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man who announced the drive while opening its youth wing’s meeting here, urged each member to contribute RM5 to the fund.

"Today, we will start a special fund to collect money to fund the lawsuit," he said.

PAS is planning to sue the website for claiming its party leaders had received monies linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Tuan Ibrahim said that although PAS does not have “much money”, it is proceeding with the lawsuit in order to quash slander against the party leaders.

“We estimate the cost of the lawsuit to be at least RM 200,000. And we are aiming to collect that money over the course of this Muktamar,” Tuan Ibrahim said at a press conference later.