Malaysian HC nod for Hindraf adviser’s defamation suit

April 9th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Hindraf Kuala Lumpur, Apr 9 (ANI): The Malaysian Government, Inspector-General of Police, and the Attorney-General have failed in their bid to strike out a RM100 million defamation suit brought against them in the High Court by Hindraf legal adviser P. Uthayakumar.

Judicial commissioner Datin Zabariah Mohd Yusof dismissed their application with costs in chambers after hearing submissions and ordered that the hearing be held as soon as possible.

Counsel M. Manogaran represented Uthayakumar while senior federal counsel Rozi Bainon represented all the defendants, the NST Online reported.

Uthayakumar, who was arrested last December 13 and detained with four others under the Internal Security Act for allegedly organising a Hindraf rally, is suing the defendants for linking him with Sri Lankan terrorist groups. (ANI)

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