Malaysian man to Tweets 100 apologies as out of court settlement

Here’s a weird court case from our neighbor up north. Fahmi Fadzil claimed on Twitter in January that his pregnant friend had been poorly treated by her employers at a magazine run by BluInc Media. The company tried to sue him and they have reached an out of court settlement.
The terms? Apologize 100 times over three days on Twitter. Yes, you didn’t read this wrongly. I guess it isn’t that bad. The guy will most likely copy and paste the Tweet and just change the counter number.
The first Tweet went out at 2nd June 2011, 9am.

This has got to be the weirdest out of court settlement terms ever. I don’t know who are they punishing, the person who defamed the company or the people following the person who defamed the company. I would definitely unfollow someone if they are doing such out of court settlement. Maybe I’ll follow back when he/she is done with the “punishment”.
But it seems like Fahmi Fadzil’s followers didn’t mind. In fact, his followers count increased significantly because of this. People might be following him cause of novelty. In fact, whoever came out with this out of court settlement is clever. Suddenly, everyone is talking about this case. Now everyone knows that this guy defamed the company.
This sort of thing will only work for the first time. Future cases will most likely not get so much publicity. I hope other companies will not try similar out of court settlement terms.

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