TONY PUA REJECTS NAJIB’S BID TO WITHDRAW SUIT AGAINST HIM
KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak wants to withdraw his suit against Damansara member of parliament Tony Pua over a video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill, or RUU355.
Lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun, who represented Najib, said Pua, represented by lawyer Tan Ch’eng Leong, however, objected to Najib’s application to withdraw the suit. He said this was because Pua had obtained permission to appeal from the Federal Court over an injunction order obtained by Najib.
Hafarizam said High Court judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab fixed July 26 for submissions whether the defendant (Pua) could object to Najib’s application to withdraw the suit.
“Najib wants to withdraw the suit, but the defendant is objecting to the withdrawal application. So, can the defendant prevent our withdrawal or not?” he said jokingly, adding that such a situation had not happened before.