Maria Chin vs Jamal case management set on Feb 17

Jan 9, 2017
The Kuala Lumpur High Court has set Feb 17 as new case management date for Maria Chin (right) vs Jamal.
The Kuala Lumpur High Court has set Feb 17 as new case management date for Maria Chin (right) vs Jamal.

Kuala Lumpur High Court today fixed Feb 17 for another case management of the defamation suit by Yellow Shirt leader Maria Chin Abdullah against Red Shirt leader Jamal Md Yunos, for linking Bersih with the Islamic State (Isis) terror group.

Maria’s lawyer Melissa Sasidaran, when met after the proceedings in the chambers of Judge Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab, said the date was fixed after her client informed the court that they have yet to receive the proposed terms of settlement from Jamal, NST Online reported.

On Dec 27, 2016, the court had advised both parties to consider settling the suit amicably.

The 60-year old Yellow Shirt Leader filed a lawsuit against Jamal on Oct 7 last year for alleging that Bersih had been infiltrated by the terrorist group.

In the suit, she included claims for general and aggravated damages.

She claimed that Jamal, who is also the Sungai Besar Umno division chairman, had allegedly uttered the defamatory statements on two occasions.

The first instance allegedly occurred outside Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) on Sept 28, while the second was at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman on Oct 4.

Maria Chin claimed that the defamatory words, which were published in newspapers and online news portals, implied that she was abetting Isis and was an agent of IS.

On Oct 5, Jamal tore up a letter of demand from Maria Chin for an apology and flushed it down a public toilet.

Lawyer Mohammed Nasser Yusof acted for Jamal.