KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has advised the parties in a defamation suit filed by National Feedlot Corporation executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamed Salleh Ismail to go for mediation.
Dr Mohamed Salleh's lawyer Y.Sheelan said High Court judge Justice John Louis O'Hara has advised mediation.
"The court has advised us to go for mediation to just if we can settle the matter as it is a defamation suit," he told reporters here.
He said the court has set Nov 25 for case management for the defendants to comply with its directive on issues to be tried and agreed facts.
National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd and Dr Mohamed Salleh has sued Pandan MP Mohd Rafizi Ramli and Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd for defamation over a statement in relation to loans to purchase KL Eco City properties.
In the suit filed on June 3, NFCorp and Dr Mohamed Salleh claimed that Mohd Rafizi had defamed them during a press conference held at Parti Keadilan Rakyat headquarters on March 7 last year.
They claimed that the suit was filed for damages suffered by the plaintiffs as a result of lies, misleading information, exposure of confidential banking information and slander by the defendants.
The two plaintiffs are seeking general, exemplary and aggravated damages, interest, cost and other relief deemed fit by the court.
They are also seeking an injunction to restrain the defendants from further defaming them.