Court rejects Apandi’s defamation appeal against Kit Siang over 1MDB-related article

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The Court of Appeal has denied former attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali’s appeal in his defamation suit against DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang.

A three-person bench chaired by Hadhariah Syed Ismail unanimously dismissed the appeal and ordered Apandi to pay RM100,000 costs to Lim.

Apandi is appealing against the decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court on May 23 last year to dismiss his defamation suit over Lim’s article written on May 6, 2019.

The appellant claimed that the article implied, among others, that he was involved in the 1MDB financial scandal, was a person with no morals and integrity, was unethical, and had abused his power when he was attorney-general from July 27, 2015, to June 4, 2018. – Malaysiakini