KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has fixed dates in October and December to hear the suit brought by the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) against Pandan MP Mohd Rafizi Ramli
Rafizi's lawyer Saiful Izham Ramli told reporters after meeting Justice Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim in chambers that the judge set Oct 11 and from Dec 18 to 20 to hear the matter.
LTAT is suing Rafizi over his allegation that it has no money to pay gratuities to ex-servicemen.
In its statement of claim filed on May 6 last year, the board said Rafizi had posted defamatory statements about it in his blog and on Facebook on March 21.
It said Rafizi caused the publication of another defamatory statement on Malaysiakini's website on March 24.
The board claimed that he repeated similar accusations against LTAT in a Facebook post on March 28.
The board said it sent a notice of demand to him on April 5 asking for a retraction of the statements, an apology and an undertaking not to repeat any defamatory words but he failed to do so.
LTAT is seeking general damages, exemplary damages and an injunction to restrain Rafizi or his agents from publishing libellous statements against the board.