Maria drags Jamal to court for defamation

 |Oct 7, 2016
Maria is suing Jamal for defamation on the words uttered by Jamal at two different occasions over the week.
Maria is suing Jamal for defamation on the words uttered by Jamal at two different occasions over the week.

Electoral watchdog group Bersih leader Maria Chin Abdullah has filed a defamation suit against Red Shirt movement leader Jamal Yunos for alleging the Yellow Shirt movement was infiltrated by the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

The suit was filed on behalf of Maria by lawyers N Surendran and Melissa Sasidaran at Kuala Lumpur High Court registrar today morning.

After filing the suit, Surendran told the reporters that Maria is suing Jamal for defamation on the words uttered by Jamal at two different occasions over the week.

During the press conference, Jamal claimed that Bersih was infiltrated by IS which led Maria to take up defamation suit against him.

He had also lodged a police report on it and handed over “evidence’ to Bukit Aman police headquarters to assist investigation.

Referring to Jamal’s ‘toilet bowl stunt’, Surendran also revealed that Maria is also seeking for aggravated damages.

On Wednesday, Jamal tore the Bersih’s letter of demand for an apology and flushed it down the toilet in front of media members.

On top of that Surendran also confirmed that Maria has requested for an injunction to stop Jamal from repeating the bizarre allegation.

Surendran explained that the matter will come up for trial and will expose all these allegations against Maria as deceitful.

In response to the defamation suit, Jamal said he would defend whatever he has said during the press conferences when the trial starts in the court.