PUTRAJAYA: The Court docket of Attraction has set Aug 8 to listen to Kepong Member of Parliament (MP) Lim Lip Eng’s software for a keep of a courtroom ruling for him to pay RM2 million in damages in a defamation go well with that was filed in opposition to him by MonSpace (M) Sdn Bhd and its founder Datuk Seri Jessy Lai Cha Suang.
The date was fastened in the course of the case administration earlier than Court docket of Attraction deputy registrar Mariam Hasanah Othman at this time.
Lim’s lawyer Wong Guo Jin confirmed the listening to date when contacted by Bernama.
The listening to of the keep software might be performed on-line, mentioned Wong.
Lim is looking for to remain the Excessive Court docket’s choice pending disposal of his attraction within the Court docket of Attraction.
On March 16 this yr, the Excessive Court docket ordered Lim to pay RM2 million to the e-commerce firm and Lai after it allowed their defamation lawsuit. Lim subsequently filed an attraction on the identical day.
Final Could 22, the Excessive Court docket in Kuala Lumpur dismissed Lim’s software for a keep of the Excessive Court docket’s choice prompting him to file a recent keep software on the Court docket of Attraction.
Within the go well with filed in June 2019, Lai mentioned Lim had claimed that she was operating an unlawful enterprise and had cheated Chinese language traders.
She mentioned the MP’s statements, printed within the English and Chinese language media, implied that she was a dishonest individual.
Lai mentioned Lim had made the statements in Could 2017 and November 2018 when he took a bunch of people, purportedly MonSpace’s traders, to her workplace and subsequently lodged police reviews in opposition to her.
She claimed that Lim’s statements had pressured the authorities, together with the police, Financial institution Negara Malaysia and the Home Commerce and Client Affairs Ministry, to take motion in opposition to her.
Within the Excessive Court docket choice, Choose Datuk Akhtar Tahir mentioned the courtroom discovered that the MonSpace and Lai had confirmed their claims in opposition to Lim for defamation and that Lim’s statements additionally tarnished their picture and fame.-Bernama