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Tuesday January 21, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday January 21, 2014 MYT 7:10:40 AM
GEORGE TOWN: A Sessions Court here fixed March 19 for the continued hearing of a defamation suit brought by a teacher against her former principal.
Sessions judge Mahmud Abdullah fixed the date after defence counsel Nurul Huda Mohd Salehuddin said she needed to obtain more documents from her client.
Wong Geok Lan, 54, formerly a teacher at SMK Convent Light Street, is suing Lee Chooi Sian, the former principal of the same school, for allegedly including defamatory remarks about her (Wong) in a report to the state education department.
The statement of claim was filed on March 15 last year.
Wong is seeking an injunction to refrain the defendant from repeating those remarks and also RM1mil in damages.
In the statement of defence dated May 21, 2013, Lee denied the claim of the report with the alleged defamatory content and urged the plaintiff to provide proof. Wong was represented by counsel John Khoo.
Both teachers have since been transferred to other schools.
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