Wednesday, September 8, 2010
More libel outrages
Tommy Suharto, son of former President Suharto, is suing Garuda Airlines for publishing an in-flight magazine calling him a "convicted murderer." This is of course ironic because in 2002 Tommy Suharto was indeed convicted of murder by a 5-judge panel for murdering Judge Syafiuddin Kartasasmita and sentenced to prison for 15 years (in a plush cell, then a reduced sentence). If anything, it sounds more like Tommy Suharto is complaining about slander or impugning his image then libel, but I doubt those technicalities will stop the courts. You can read more at Asia Sentinel.