You can be summoned to court on Twitter, but now you can use it as a punishment? Judges in Malaysia have ordered a man to offer an apology on Twitter 100 times after claiming one of his friends, who was pregnant, was treated poorly by her employers.
Fahmi Fadzil, a social activist, was then sued by her employer, BluInc Media; despite Fadzil issuing an apology.
The case was then settled this week and managed to escape a hefty fine for his statements. However, now he has to apologise 100 times over three days.
BluInc Media is a magazine publisher, producing more than 20 lifestyle and health magazines in the country.
The statement can be found below:[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/fahmi_fadzil/status/76258057033748480″]
It’s most likely he’s using a third-party software, like HootSuite, in order to do these 100 tweets. According to The Guardian, other prominent Malaysian Twitter users voiced sympathy for Fadzil. Syahredzan, speaking to the newspaper, said that it was “uncharted waters”.