Legal Action Threatened Against Rilek1Corner For 2014, Public-Submitted Information Article On Halal Practices At 89.7 Supper Club

On 27 May 2014, #Rilek1Corner published an article on halal practices concerning 89.7 Supper Club.

The information contained within the article was received from a member of the public (informant) who used the moniker “Hamba Allah”.  “Hamba Alllah” had provided two attachments which contained a feedback to MUIS Feedback (dated 24 Apr 2014), as well as the response, from MUIS (dated 5 May 2014). These attachments were reproduced in full, in the article concerned. MUIS Feedback, as the recipient of the feedback in question, and the sender of the reply, can testify to this fact.

Subsequently on 29 May 2014, we published a clarification from HalalDesk, a company that provides halal consultancy to 89.7 Supper Club.

Neither the information from “Hamba Allah”, or the clarification from HalalDesk, were embellished or edited. As far as Rilek1Corner is concerned, we, as an online media platform, have given fair representation for both sides to state their case and address the facts. This is in line with our objective of serving the public, to be an independent online voice for the Malay-Muslim community.

We regret to inform you that we recently received an email from Gomez & Vasu LLC (dated 21 Oct 2015), acting on behalf of 89.7 Supper Club Pte Ltd, demanding, the following:

Gomez and Vasu LLC 1

Gomez and Vasu LLC 2

We will be taking down the two articles concerned within the next two hours. Nonetheless, this should not, in any manner, be taken as an admission of wrongdoing or guilt on our part.

We are especially concerned with the demand to reveal information that may lead to the identification of the informant. This will, no doubt, undermine journalistic principles and integrity.

We would like to assure you, our readers, that we continue to welcome information from our readers, so long as the information you provide is not baseless and falsely created with malicious intent.


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