MP AL­LOWED TO AP­PEAL OVER DEFAMA­TION SUIT

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PUTRAJAYA: The Fed­eral Court will hear ar­gu­ments on whether the state govern­ment and fed­eral govern­ment can sue an in­di­vid­ual for defama­tion. This fol­lows a de­ci­sion by a panel yes­ter­day to al­low DAP Ban­dar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen to ap­peal af­ter the Sarawak state govern­ment and the State Fi­nan­cial Author­ity con­sented to the ap­pli­ca­tion. Chong was sued by the state govern­ment and State Fi­nan­cial Author­ity for defama­tion over state funds. – Ber­nama

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