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'Main belakang': KJ loses appeal over Anwar defamation suit

The Court of Appeal today struck out Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar's appeal over having to pay RM150,000 damages and RM60,000 costs to former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim for defaming him.

A three-member bench led by Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat allowed the notice of motion filed by Anwar's lawyers Sivarasa Rasiah and J Leela against the notice of appeal, which was filed on Oct 9 last year.

Sivarasa told Malaysiakini today that they had objected to the notice of appeal as it was “ambiguous and defective...

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