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Police probe over UK civil suit 'difficult to understand', says Ambiga

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Former Bar Council chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan appears to be perplexed with regard to the police's decision to investigate her in relation to claims made in a defamation suit filed by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang against Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown in the UK.

However, she pointed out that the investigation comes in the wake of a “concerted effort” by parties linked to the claimant in the civil suit to “harass and intimidate” her.

“It is difficult to understand how a defence which mentions me and is taken by a defendant to resist a defamation action filed voluntarily by a Malaysian politician in a London court, (and thus protected by absolute privilege), can constitute a criminal offence in Malaysia...

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