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Govt Applies To Strike Out MP’s 1MDB Lawsuit

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KUALA LUMPUR – The High Court has set May 22 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the government’s applications to strike out the 1MDB lawsuit against them by Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua Kiam Wee.

Pua sued the defendants on Jan 16, claiming Najib had committed misfeasance involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds.

He is seeking general, aggravated and exemplary damages, interest, cost and other reliefs deemed fit by the court.

The Prime Minister as the first defendent filed his application to strike out the suit on Feb 14, on grounds that Pua was not a civil servant as he claimed in his writ of summons and statement of claim.

Najib was represented by counsel Nor Hazira Abu Haiyan in the case.

The government as the second defendant filed its application to strike out the suit on March 2.

Senior federal counsel Zureen Elina Mohd Dom told reporters when met after the case management in chambers before justice Datuk John Louis O’Hara today, that Pua did not have the locus standi to file the suit.

“The plaintiff’s claim is frivolous, vexatious and an abuse of court process,” claimed SFC who is representing the second defendant.

At the proceeding today, Pua was represented by counsel Joanne Chua. – BERNAMA

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