Suit against daily struck out

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court yesterday allowed China Press’ application to strike out a RM26mil defamation suit filed against the daily, which is named as the second defendant. 

The suit was brought by lawyer Harwinder Kaur and her legal firm over an article in the daily, which carried statements made by the first defendant MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok at a press conference last year.  

Justice Mohd Hishamuddin Mohd Yunus, who allowed the application with costs, ruled that the article in question did not specifically refer to Harwinder Kaur and her firm A.J. Ariffin, Yeo & Harpal as she had claimed in her suit. 

The judge, who made the ruling in chambers, also ruled that the article in question was not defamatory in nature. 

He also dismissed Harwinder Kaur’s application seeking an injunction to restrain China Press from publishing further the article which appeared in its Aug 4 publication.  

A date has yet to be fixed to hear Harwinder Kaur’s suit against Kok. 

On Sept 2002, Harwinder Kaur filed the suit against Kok and the daily over statements the latter made relating to a housing dispute she was handling. 

In her statement of claim, Harwinder Kaur claimed Kok made various defamatory statements which could only be meant to refer to her and that the daily, in its Aug 4 issue, “falsely and maliciously printed and published the statements.”  

She claimed that the words in the newspaper meant that she (Harwinder Kaur) and her firm were irresponsible and reckless in advising the purchasers of the low-cost flats and shoplots in a housing project known as Desa Pakar to institute litigation against the developer, Langkah Cergas Sdn Bhd.  

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