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PLO not a terrorist organisation, Hisham Rais tells court

Activist Hishamuddin Rais today rejected the assertion by a lawyer representing Sungai Besar Umno division leader Jamal Md Yunos that the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) was a terrorist group.

Hishamuddin, 67, who was testifying as a witness in Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah's defamation suit against Jamal at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur, admitted he knew Maria's husband, the late Yunus Lebai Ali, who joined the PLO in 1977.

The witness told the court that he joined the organisation on two occasions - in 1975, where he stayed for several months and left, and then in 1977 until 1978...

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