Court maintains damages awarded to Teresa Kok

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Court has upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision in awarding RM350,000 compensation to Seputeh MP Teresa Kok Suh Sim over her wrongful arrest nine years ago.

In dismissing the application for leave to appeal by the Government, Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Justice Richard Malanjum ruled that there was no merit in the application.

“The law is settled. We dismiss the application,” he said in a unanimous decision by a three-man panel which he chaired yesterday.

Other members of the panel were Justices Hassan Lah and Balia Yusof Wahi.

When contacted, Kok’s lawyer S.N. Nair said that the panel dismissed the application with a RM10,000 cost.

“That means the damages awarded by the Court of Appeal to my client was maintained,” he said.

On July 26 last year, the Court of Appeal ruled that Kok was wrongfully arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in 2008.

Panel chairman Justice Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim granted her RM350,000 in damages over the wrongful arrest and detention.

On March 13, 2009, Kok filed the suit against former Home Minister Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar, former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan, DSP E Kim Tien and the Government.

Kok sought, among others, damages for wrongful arrest and detention, pain and suffering and mental stress and general and special damages.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

News , bureaus


Next In Nation

Covid-19: Nine new clusters detected, six related to workplaces, says Health DG
Massive jam on Penang Bridge after car overturns in accident midspan
Ismail Sabri: EMCO to be imposed on nine longhouses in Mukah, four other locations in Sabah, S'wak
ECRL construction progressing at encouraging rate, says Dr Wee after site inspection
Police cripple four 'ah long' syndicates with 29 arrests
Govt to announce whether interstate travel allowed for Hari Raya during Ramadan, says Ismail Sabri
King sends condolence letter to Queen Elizabeth II over passing of Prince Philip
IGP to meet Home Minister over transfer order for senior officers
Better Internet access for rural Sabahans with 501 locations to get VSAT set-up, says Hajiji
Covid-19: Cases up by 1,510, bringing total to 359,117 (updated daily)

Stories You'll Enjoy