najib’s src legal professional hisyam says malaysian bar president’s feedback ‘incredibly defamatory’, tips he may also sue

kuala lumpur, aug 30 — attorney datuk hisyam teh poh teik today indicated he might report a defamation lawsuit against malaysian bar president karen cheah yee lynn over her feedback about him on the subject of datuk seri najib razak’s src worldwide enchantment.

in a announcement supplied to malay mail, teh stated cheah “might be listening to from me as properly”.

“her press launch of august 19, 2022 has attacked me and my prison crew within the strongest of terms, a stance this is both mischievous and enormously defamatory.

“she can need to justify her condemnation in a court of law,” teh stated within the assertion.

teh’s announcement comes only a day after it changed into mentioned that najib’s former criminal crew for the src case had despatched a legal letter to call for for an apology from cheah.

previously, lawyer tan sri muhammad shafee abdullah and his regulation corporation shafee & co had represented najib in view that july 2018 whilst he changed into charged over the misappropriation of rm42 million of src worldwide sdn bhd’s budget and had also been his legal professional all through his trial at the high court docket and at his enchantment at the courtroom of attraction.

shafee’s regulation company first of all organized for najib’s final appeal for the src case at the federal court docket, but he had on july 25 discharged shafee and his regulation company.

najib rather on july 26 formally employed former regulation minister datuk zaid ibrahim’s law organization zaid ibrahim suflan th liew & companions (zist) as his lawyers for the src case.

the legal professionals formally on file for najib’s prison crew inside the final src appeal then became zist’s liew teck huat and rueben mathiavaranam because the solicitors and hisyam, who’s from his own law corporation hisyam teh.

the new group of lawyers desired the federal courtroom to postpone the src enchantment hearing because of the change of the whole felony group and as they wanted greater time to prepare for the case.

however after the federal court docket on august 16 refused to allow najib’s prison crew’s request to postpone the listening to of the final src enchantment which had already been scheduled four months in the past, najib on august 19 abruptly discharged zist from acting as his solicitors.

on august 18, the federal courtroom had also determined against allowing hisyam to discharge himself as najib’s recommend and he remained on report as the attorney for najib in the final src enchantment.

after hearing the prosecution’s oral submissions and with hisyam choosing to rely on shafee’s written submissions on the court docket of enchantment stage without including on further submissions, the federal courtroom on august 23 upheld najib’s conviction and prison sentence and rm210 million quality within the src case.

on august 19, cheah had on behalf of the malaysian bar issued a press announcement, which touched on najib’s final src enchantment listening to and had counseled that his attorneys had allegedly conducted themselves unprofessionally in managing the case and cautioned they’ll have to face disciplinary movement.

amongst other matters, cheah had highlighted that the prison profession (exercise and etiquette) guidelines 1978 calls for new legal professionals who take over a case to only take delivery of the case if they may be reasonably sure of being able to appear on the hearing dates fixed by way of the court and to make all efforts to be ready for trial at the day constant.

the previous day, it changed into mentioned that zist had on august 26 issued a letter of demand to cheah.

inside the letter issued on behalf of zaid, liew and rueben, the law corporation had noted cheah’s august 19 announcement and stated the statements have been defamatory towards the 3 lawyers — who were formerly acting for najib within the src case.

the felony letter had additionally demanded that cheah post a full and unequivocal retraction and apology, and that she provide an undertaking to not to copy the same or comparable words, and to pay reimbursement to them.

the prison letter by the regulation firm had given cheah seven days to reply and said that it would in any other case provoke felony proceedings towards her.


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