Court al­lows IGP to dis­miss sub­poena served by Ja­mal Yunos

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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

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