Court dismisses Jamal’s appeal in defamation suit

Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos has failed to overturn a defamation suit brought against him by Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 8, 2022.

THE Court of Appeal today dismissed Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos’s appeal to set aside a High Court verdict that he defamed Petaling Jaya MP and former Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah.

The three-member bench – comprising Justices Abdul Karim Jalil, Gunalan Muniandy and Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim – did grant Yunos’s appeal against damages, reducing compensation from RM300,000 to RM150,000.

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