I wish to announce that Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong has filed a civil suit against Dato Hj Azwanddin Hamzah in respect of the following 2 defamatory articles published by the latter which refer to Liew:
1. Azwanddin’s Facebook posting on 30.10.2018 captioned, “Hari ini dengan sengaja timbalan menteri pertahanan berpakaian seragam komunis di hadapan tentera melayu ini sikap kurang ajar.”; and
2. Azwanddin’s article in the Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) website dated 19.11.2018 titled, “Kementerian Pertahanan Kini Berada Dalam Tekanan Dan Ancaman.”.
The said suit was filed on behalf of Liew by Messrs Karpal Singh & Co on 27.12.2018 in the Kuala Lumpur High Court and is fixed for case management on 29.1.2019.
In the said suit, Liew is claiming from Azwanddin, amongst others, general damages, exemplary damages in the amount of RM20 million and an injunction restraining Azwanddin from further publishing similar articles in the future.
Dated this 31st December, 2018.
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
CHAIRMAN NATIONAL LEGAL BUREAU
DEMOCRATIC ACTION PARTY