Cameraman shot by bodyguard awarded RM114,000 in damages


GEORGE TOWN: The Penang High Court granted RM114,470 in damages to RTM cameraman Mohamad Amirul Amin Mohamed, who was injured in a shooting incident on the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway three years ago.

Amirul received special damages of RM14,470, overall general damages of RM70,000 and RM30,000 in costs in a judgement read out by High Court Judge Hadhariah Syed Ismail at the court on Friday (July 19).

The court found the second defendant, GMP Kaisar Security Sdn Bhd, responsible for arming bodyguard Jaafar Haalid, the first defendant, with a firearm which was used to shoot Amirul during the incident on Dec 1, 2016.

Amirul filed a suit against GMP Kaisar Sdn Bhd on June 1, 2018, against the defendants, seeking general damages, special damages for pain and suffering, aggravated damages and other relief deemed fit by the court.

Amirul was represented by lawyer Simon Murali, while GMP Kaisar Sdn Bhd was represented by lawyers Mohammad Nor Azam Rashid and Samry Masri.

Jaafar, who is facing nine criminal charges, was unrepresented.


   

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