Singer and actress Siti Nordiana or Nana has filed a defamation suit against five individuals, including singer Lan Solo and Syura Badron. The defamation suit was filed over alleged defamatory comments made about her during an Instagram live conducted by the five individuals.
The five individuals including two comrades Lan Solo and Syura Badron who were sued by Siti Nordiana are still not represented by a lawyer. The other three individuals named as defendants in the RM2.5 million suit are Lan Solo’s wife, Nur Sheila, FMC Music Public Relations Officer, Sam Musyadzafar Samin, and make-up artist, Razidah Ahhmad Senusi.
Siti Nordiana in her statement of claim described the slanderous words and accusations made against her as having seriously tainted her reputation among the public and sponsors who had appointed her as their product ambassador. As the plaintiff in the case, she demanded the five defendants to publish a clear and unconditional apology individually on their social media continuously for two months or any period that the court deems appropriate, Sun Daily reported.
No cooperation was given from Lan Solo, Syura Badron and three other individuals regarding the defamation suit filed by Siti Nordiana. Plaintiff’s lawyer Abang Azlan Abang Ariffin said that during the eReview for the case management with judge Zulqarnain Hassan on 9th August, the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court has ordered his party to file an affidavit of service. It serves as evidence of submission of the writ of summons and the statement of claim against the five defendants.
“This is because the five defendants involved are still not represented by lawyers and there is no presence or statement of defence filed by the defendants after the writ of summons and statement of claim were submitted to all defendants,” he said. The lawyer added that the deadline for the defendants to file an appearance is on 17th August.
The court further set 23rd August as the new date for the management of the case. Siti Nordiana is seeking general damages of RM 500,000, special aggravated and exemplary damages and other relief deemed appropriate by the court from each defendant.