On Saturday, Ex-CEO of Fateha.com, Zulfikar Mohd. Shariff has filed an appeal against his $600 fine for willful trespass of a police station. He also made a police report against three Singapore politicians alleging that he could have been crimnally defamed by them.
The three politicians are Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, Deputy Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong and Member of Parliament for Tampines and Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. Yatiman Yusoff.
Zulfikar told Think Centre that statements made by PM Goh and DPM Lee attributing that he held extreme views made other people call him an extremist. As a result, he felt that it hindered his work as a social activist.
He felt that Mr. Yatiman Yusoff by questioning his loyalty to Singapore made him look like a traitor to Singapore.
Currently police are investigating whether Zulfikar had criminally defamed SM Lee Kuan Yew, Musliam Affairs Minister Yaacob Ibrahim and Executive Director of Temasek Holdings, Ms Ho Ching in three articles posted on Fateha.com last month. The articles in question can be found on the front page on the website now.
Anyone found guilty of defamtion, can be jailed for up to two years, fined or both.
Police have confirmed that Zulfikar has made the report.