A high-profile divorce case implicating a top leader of political party was set for case management on September 6 by the Kuala Lumpur High Court today.
The case between Stanley Clement Augustin, a former DPP, and businesswoman Nika Gee Siew Yee, is set to proceed after Gee, previously unrepresented, has appointed a new lawyer today.
Choo De Wei and Bryan Ng today declared their appointment as Gee’s representatives at the High Court.
“I was just appointed yesterday so I will await further instructions from my client on the next step,” Choo told reporters outside the court.
The divorce case has invoked public interest due to its links to a certain prominent politician.
Stanley, who was represented by lawyers S. Periasamy and M. Kumar, reportedly signed a statutory declaration linking the politician and his wife.
In his divorce filing last year, Augustin had alleged that Gee was involved in an affair with a political figure – out of which, he claimed, she had gained financially and other material benefits.
Blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin later named Muhyiddin as the politician – an allegation the latter has vehemently denied, calling it slanderous and unfounded.
Meanwhile, some 20 people from Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) held a protest outside the Jalan Duta court complex and challenged former Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for a debate on his alleged affair with a businesswoman.
Muhyiddin has denied any such affair.
The group, led by JMM secretary-general Hamdan Mohd Salleh and controversial Umno figure Ali Tinju, gathered outside the court complex from 8am.
The group, clad in red t-shirts, sat in front of the gates of the court complex, blocking traffic, and preventing cars from going into the complex.
They carried banners potraying Stanley, Nika Gee and Muhyiddin, and called Muhyiddin a “liar”.