Court units verdict date for ex-MP Abdul Azeez’s defamation attraction

The Court of Appeal is ready to announce its verdict on August 21 regarding the enchantment by former Baling MP, Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, in his defamation lawsuit against Lim Guan Eng. The choice date was confirmed by both Abdul Azeez’s lawyer, Craig Ho, and Felix Lim, counsel for Bagan MP Guan Eng. The enchantment follows the Penang High Court’s dismissal of Abdul Azeez’s defamation suit against Guan Eng in December 2020, in relation to the Penang undersea tunnel challenge.
In Illusive , Abdul Azeez filed a lawsuit in opposition to Guan Eng, alleging that the latter had made defamatory statements during a press conference and a Chinese New Year open home occasion. The statements reportedly linked Abdul Azeez to a fee of US$3 million as session charges from the developer of the undersea tunnel challenge. Abdul Azeez is looking for common and exemplary damages, in addition to different relief deemed suitable by the court.
During the enchantment listening to on May 19, Abdul Azeez’s lead counsel, Porres Royan, argued that the High Court judge’s reasoning in accepting Lim’s defence of plea of justification was flawed and incorrect. Royan claimed that the decide did not recognise that Guan Eng had not provided any proof of the truth of the allegation that Abdul Azeez had acquired money from Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd in relation to the venture..

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