Bee Yin’s Suit Against Jamal

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The Kuala Lumpur High Court has set two days for trial for Energy, Green Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin’s suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos in connection with the Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) fund.

Lawyer K Murali, representing Yeo, informed reporters after management on the case which was held in chambers before Judge Datuk Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad today.

He said the parties involved in the case were still negotiating to resolve the suit, and in the event they failed to resolve it, the trial would be heard on Sept 20-21.

The plaintiff, Yeo, filed the lawsuit on June 14, 2017, seeking RM5 million in compensation from Jamal for his defamatory statement over the alleged abused of Yawas fund.

In the statement of claim, Yeo, who is also Bakri MP, said that the defendant had issued a defamatory statement on March 21, last year, and the statement was published by several newspapers, news portals and on Jamal’s Facebook account.

Yeo claimed that Jamal’s statement, among others, gave the impression that she had abused public fund for personal use and painted her as an unethical and unreliable person.

Apart from RM5 million of general damages, Yeo was also seeking compensatory, aggravated and