Friday, March 19, 2010

Anwar's Defamation Suit: Decision on Khairy's Application on May 14

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin will know on May 14 the fate of his application to set aside a judgment in default obtained by Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in a RM100 million defamation suit.

Senior Assistant Registrar A. Kaveetha set the date after meeting Anwar's lawyers S.N.Nair and Wan Anuar Shaddat and Khairy's lawyer Badrul Munir Bukhari in her chambers.


Nair tolds reporters that the court ordered both sides to hand over bundle of authorities to the court by April 14.

On Dec 4, 2008, Anwar obtained a judgement in default from the High Court against Khairy when he failed to enter an appearance after the writ of summons had been served on him.

Khairy filed the application to set aside the judgement on Feb 20, 2009.

Anwar, 63, filed the summons against Khairy on March 7, 2008 claiming that Khairy as Umno Youth chief had uttered defamatory words and caused the posting on websites including a video clip entitled "Anwar and kin no threat".

Anwar claimed the video clip on contained defamatory words spoken by Khairy at a ceramah in Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur on or about Feb 20, 2008.

He said the defamatory words, among others, meant he was involved in activities contradictory to Islam, did not have good character and was not fit to hold political or other positions.

He sought RM100 million in aggravated and exemplary damages as well as other relief deemed fit by the court.

courtesy of Malaysian Digest

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