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Jamal Yunos seeks to summon IGP, Dr Mahathir in defamation suit

KUALA LUMPUR: Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos is seeking to summon the Inspector-General of Police, his predecessor and former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to testify in a defamation suit.
This was in relation to activist Maria Chin Abdullah's suit against the Sungai Besar Umno division chief for linking Bersih 2.0 to the Islamic State (IS) terror group.
The hearing for the suit between Maria and Jamal was set to start on Monday.
However, High Court judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab rescheduled the hearing to Jan 15-19.
Mohammed Nasser said they were expecting six witnesses including Jamal to testify in his defence, while Maria’s lawyers were expected to call three witnesses to testify for the plaintiff.
In the lawsuit filed on Oct 7, Maria alleged that Jamal had made defamatory statements by linking Bersih to the IS terror group on two occasions.
The first time was at a press conference within the grounds of the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) on Sept 28, and the second was at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman on Oct 4.
In the alleged statements, Jamal claimed the Bersih 2.0 movement was infiltrated by IS and accused it of plotting to surround two international airports and key government buildings.
Maria claimed that the defamatory statement, published in newspapers and online news portals, had tarnished her reputation and good name.
She is seeking general, aggravated and exemplary damages, as well as an injunction to restrain the defendant from repeating or publishing the defamatory words.
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