malaymail.com 03 May, 2021 13:00 am

Lawyer: Hannah Yeoh to file fresh defamation suit against ex-IGP Musa Hassan after technical issues

Lawyer: Hannah Yeoh to file fresh defamation suit against ex-IGP Musa Hassan after technical issues
KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 —  DAP’s Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh will be filing a fresh defamation suit against former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan over his remarks in a January 2020 forum, after the defamation suit she had already filed was struck out over technical matters....

Earlier today in a case management, High Court judge Rozana Ali Yusoff had struck out the lawsuit due to technicalities involving the filing of certain pre-trial documents and with no order as to costs, but with Yeoh given the liberty to refile the defamation lawsuit.When contacted, Yeoh’s lawyer Lim Wei Jiet clarified that the striking out of the defamation lawsuit was purely on technical reasons.On July 3, 2020, Yeoh filed the defamation lawsuit against Musa, over his remarks as a speaker at a January 30, 2020 forum held at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) where he had accused Yeoh of writing a book to turn the country into a Christian nation.On September 14, 2020, Musa filed an application to strike out Yeoh’s defamation lawsuit, claiming among other things that the lawsuit had failed to show a reasonable cause of action against him.

The actual defamation lawsuit has yet to be heard prior to the striking out of the lawsuit on technicalities.Hours after the lawsuit was struck out, Lim told Malay Mail that the fresh defamation lawsuit by Yeoh against Musa had been filed.

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