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Najib allowed to withdraw defamation suit against Pua

Hafiz Yatim  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur today allowed former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak to withdraw his defamation suit against Damansara MP Tony Pua for saying that the tabling of amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355) was to deflect from the 1MDB scandal.

Justice Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab said the withdrawal would not prejudice Pua, despite the DAP lawmaker being allowed leave to challenge the interim injunction in the Federal Court.

"This court has the discretion to make a decision when the plaintiff applies to withdraw," the judge ruled...

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