KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) -- The High Court here today fixed June 19 to
hear an application by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to strike out
Malaysian Indian United Party (MUIP) president Datuk S.Nallakaruppan''s defence
in a libel suit filed by the opposition leader in 2008.
Deputy Registrar Fatimah Rubi''ah Ali set the date in chambers in the
presence of lawyers Latheefa Koya, representing Anwar, and Nurul Nabila Zamri,
who appeared on behalf of Nallakaruppan''s lawyer, Datuk Seri Datuk Seri Muhammad
Latheefa told reporters that the June 19 hearing would be held before Judge
Datuk Su Geok Yiam.
She said Anwar filed to strike Nallakaruppan''s defence on grounds that it
was petty, a mere denial and an abuse of the court process.
Anwar filed the suit on Aug 25, 2008 over an alleged derogatory remarks by
Nallakaruppan in an article, "Anwar terima RM60 juta" (Anwar receives RM60
million) which were published in the Mingguan Malaysia and Sinar Harian
newspapers in Aug 2008.
In his defence, Nallakaruppan said there was no malicious intent and made
under qualified privilege.
ZMN MAM MIS