Sarawak’s suit against state DAP chief over budget allegation begins

Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen (centre, front row) poses for a photo with party supporters on the steps of the Kuching court complex in Petrajaya prior to the start of his defamation trial today. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 7, 2021.

AFTER seven years of legal wrangling that went as far as the Federal Court, the libel trial brought by the Sarawak government against state DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen has finally begun.

Seven days, beginning today, have been set by the Kuching High Court to hear arguments in the case relating to Chong’s allegation in 2013 that RM11 billion of the state budget had “disappeared into a black hole”.

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