Samy not seeking ex parte injunction

  • Nation
  • Friday, 19 Dec 2003

IN the story “Samy Vellu files defamation suit against Pandithan” yesterday, we reported the MIC president was also seeking an ex parte injunction against the six people named in his suit.  

It has been pointed out that he is in fact seeking consequential injunctive relief. 

The suit, filed by lawyer Gunapati Suppiah at the High Court registry on Wednesday named Indian Progressive Front (IPF) president Datuk M.G. Pandithan, journalist M. Chinapen, IPF member F. Kandaraju and Maika Holdings Sdn Bhd shareholder S. Muniandy as defendants. 

Also named defendants are Malaysia Nanban editor-in-chief Athi Kumanan and Malaysia Nanban publisher Penerbitan Sahabat (M) Sdn Bhd. 

Samy Vellu, who is suing the six for RM50mil each for defamation, is seeking, among other relief, consequential injunctive relief to restrain the six defendants, its agents, employees or otherwise from making any allegations, or publishing allegations, orally or otherwise in relation to a police report and statements reported in Berita Harian on Nov 17 and in Malaysia Nanban on Dec 4. 

It has also been pointed out that Samy Vellu had sought this injunctive relief against Athi Kumanan and Penerbitan Sahabat as a consequential relief and not an ex parte injunction per se. 

Samy Vellu’s lawyers have clarified that the injunction would be a final or perpetual injunction, which would be expected only after the determination and disposal of the trial.  

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