Defamation suits against Kepala Batas MP to be heard in September


– Bernama

PETALING JAYA: The hearing of the defamation suits filed by several DAP leaders against Kepala Batas MP Dr Siti Mastura Muhammad (pic) has been fixed for six days in September.

George Town High Court judge Justice Datuk Quay Chew Soon fixed Sept 2, 3, 7, 18, 19 and 20 when the case came up for review on Friday (Feb 16).

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He also fixed May 15 for the next case management date and told the parties to provide updates on the filing status of pre-trial documents.

The suits were filed by DAP stalwart Tan Sri Lim Kit Siang, party chairman and Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng, and Seputeh MP Teresa Kok.

They alleged that the PAS MP had claimed during a ceramah in Kemaman, Terengganu last year that they were related to former Communist Party of Malaya leader Chin Peng and former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

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In separate writs and statements of claim, they said her statements claimed that they were disloyal and practised prohibited ideologies.

Datuk Sankara Nair, Jaden Phoon Wai Ken and Wong Guo Jin appeared for the plaintiffs while Mohamad Hakim Fahami Hassan appeared for the defendant.

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