Jamal fails to get leave to appeal against decision that held him liable for defaming Maria Chi英超n
The appellate court, however, allowed Jamal’s appeal to reduce the quantum of damages of RM300,000 which was previously awarded by the High Court to Maria, to RM150,000.
“Hence, we dismissed the application with costs of RM30,000,” said Justice Tengku Maimun when delivering today’s decision via teleconferencing after hearing submissions from Mugunthan, representing Jamal and counsel Datuk Dr Gurdial Singh Nijar, who acted for Maria.
In her suit filed on Oct 7, 2016, 英超直播 she claimed that Jamal had uttered slanderous words against her and Bersih, which were picked up and published by online, print and electronic media, during a press conference at Putra World Trade Centre on Sept 28, 2016, and later at the Bukit Aman Police headquarters on Oct 4, 2016. – Bernama
Maria sued Jamal for defamation for linking her and Bersih 2.0 with the Daesh militant group.
On March 8, the Court of Appeal dismissed Jamal’s appeal to set aside a High Court’s decision that held him liable for defaming Maria, who is now Petaling Jaya MP.
PUTRAJAYA: Sungai Besar Umno chief Datuk S NBA直播 eri Jamal Md Yunos has failed in his final bid to obtain leave to appeal against the decision which held him liable for defaming former Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah.
“This is a unanimous decision, whether this matter has merit for the arguments in the Federal Court. We (the bench) are not persuaded in granting leave to appeal.
The Federal Court’s three-member panel chaired by Chief Justice Tun Te 英超 ngku Maimun Tuan Mat dismissed Jamal’s application, saying that the apex court are not with Jamal’s counsel V. Mugunthan’s argument for leave to appeal to be heard on its merits.
The other judges on the panel were Federal Court judges Datuk Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal and Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah.