Apandi Ali fails in bid to set aside High Court dismissal of defamation suit

PUTRAJAYA: Former Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali has failed in his appeal to set aside the decision of a High Court’s dismissal of his RM10 million defamation lawsuit against Tan Sri Lim Kit Siang.

A three-member bench comprising Court of Appeal judges Datuk Hadhariah Syed Ismail, Datuk M.Gunalan and Datuk Azmi Ariffin, in an unanimous decision dismissed Mohamed Apandi's appeal after ruling that there is no merit to this appeal.

"The decision of the High Court is affirmed and the appellant (Mohamed Apandi) has to pay costs of RM100,000 to the respondent (Lim)," Justice Hadhariah said on Thursday (Nov 2).

On May 23 last year, the Kuala Lumpur High Court dismissed Mohamed Apandi's suit against the DAP veteran and the former AG subsequently filed the appeal to the Court of Appeal on May 24 last year.

Mohamed Apandi sued Lim for allegedly defaming him in an article on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. - Bernama

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