KUALA TERENGGANU – The High Court has set Dec 15 for decision of the application by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to set aside judgement in default awarding RM2 million to PKR’s Mohd Shamsul Mat Amin.
Judge Datuk Mohd Yazid Mustafa postponed the hearing after final submissions by the plaintiff and defendant his morning.
Shamsul’s counsel, A. Vasudevan told reporters the court wanted to study the arguments from the plaintiff and defendant before making a decision.
Present to testify today was Luqman Ridhwan Mohd Nor,26, from Kosmo newspaper.
Hadi, who was not in court was represented by counsel Asmuni Awi. About 200 supporters of Hadi turned up to lend support in the courtyard.
Shamsul, the PKR candidate for Bukit Besi seat, had filed a defamation suit against Hadi for allegedly saying that PKR candidates were drug dealers.
Hadi was alleged to have said that PKR candidates were involved in the sale of ‘pil kuda’ (methamphetamine).
This was why PAS decided to contest against PKR for Bukit Besi state seat in the 13th general election.
Shamsul claimed that Hadi’s speech in Kampung Tebakang, Alor Limbat, Marang on April 22, 2013 had destroyed his dignity and reputation as a candidate and businessman. – BERNAMA