TONY PUA RE­JECTS NA­JIB’S BID TO WITH­DRAW SUIT AGAINST HIM

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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.

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