Been receiving some legal advice from Azahan and Edora - both have read the article about me and juma on Warta Perdana and they both think i should defend my legal rights. If i didn't say the things that they said i said, i shouldn't let them get away with. The issue is more than just defending my dignity and honour, but it also is about setting things right and a question of principle. Someone has to take a stand about such reporting, and maybe i won't have much impact on the tabloid industry as a whole, but at least i would have done my bit. I believe that this will make a difference.
I'll be meeting Edora at 6 pm tomorrow to discuss my options. She's going to help me draft a "show cause" letter that we'll send to the editor of the newspaper asking him to publish a retraction. If he refuses (i assume its a 'he'), then i'll give a call to Robert (a old debate team mate who is a tremendous lawyer now) to represent me and see whether we can make warta regret publishing its lies.
On a lighter note, it seems like the whole world knows about my plans this saturday, especially all the ladies that were there during Mazlina's birthday. At least this is what Munira told me today. "All the girls like you", she said! Ouch! :) Incredibly flattering i must admit, but maybe Munira should be a bit more discriminate about what she tells me, and maybe everyone else should give TJ and myself some space to be friends.