Court allows IGP to dismiss subpoena served by Jamal Yunos
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here yesterday allowed the application by InspectorGeneral of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun to dismiss a subpoena served by Sungai Besar Umno chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos in a civil suit involving activist Maria Chin Abdullah.
Jamal submitted the subpoena to Mohamad Fuzi to appear as a witness in a defamation suit filed by Maria against the former for allegedly linking Bersih 2.0 with Daesh militant group.
Judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab granted the application in chambers in the presence of senior federal counsel Ahmad Terrirudin Mohd Salleh representing the IGP and lawyer V. Mugunthan representing Jamal.
The proceeding was also attended by Maria’s counsel Shahid Adli Kamarudin.
Speaking to reporters after the proceeding, Ahmad Terrirudin said the court allowed the application on grounds that Mohamad Fuzi, who was then Director of Special Branch, had no knowledge about Maria’s detention under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) 2012.
In addition to Mohamad Fuzi, Jamal also served subpoenas to former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar and Kuala Selangor police chief Supt Ruslan Abdullah.
Jamal will also call on opposition activist Hishamuddin Md Rais, and serve a subpoena to lawyer Hasan Karim, who had been a student activist in the 1970s, as the head of University of Malaya Socialist Club.
On Oct 7 last year, Maria, 60, who is also Clean and Fair Elections Steering Committee (Bersih 2.0), sued Jamal, who is the chairman of Malay NonGovernmental Organisation Coalition and Gagasan Merah Malaysia. - Bernama