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Lawyer never complained of sexual harassment while at law firm: Court papers

EDITOR'S NOTE: Malaysiakini is withholding the names of the parties involved in the suit to protect the identity of the plaintiff as requested.

A female lawyer never raised any complaint of sexual harassment while at a Kuala Lumpur law firm, as alleged in a court filing.

Through its statement of defence against the 27-year-old woman’s lawsuit, the firm claimed that she never made any complaint about the purported harassment by a 44-year-old senior partner of the firm, between December 2018 and Dec 15, 2019, when she resigned from the firm.

In the court filing sighted by Malaysiakini, the firm alleged that after leaving the firm, she continued to maintain a cordial relationship with her pupil master who was a senior partner of the firm (not the same person as the other senior partner...

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