PETALING JAYA: Televangelist Dr Zakir Naik will honour his pledge to donate to the Palestinian trigger the RM1.52 million in libel damages he gained from a former DAP chief, however solely after the latter has exhausted the attraction course of, the preacher’s lawyer stated at the moment.
Akberdin Abdul Kader stated the cash can be launched solely after that and can be contingent upon the end result of P Ramasamy’s attraction.
“My consumer is totally conscious of this place. Now we have to respect the attraction course of and wait till the appeals are exhausted,” he advised FMT.
Akberdin stated till then, the cash would stay of their consumer’s account.
He stated this in response to Ramasamy saying Naik couldn’t pledge the cash he was awarded to any trigger till all of the appeals had been over.
Akberdin stated it was a provided that Naik couldn’t “contact” the cash till the ultimate choice of the courts.
“What Naik stated isn’t any completely different from Ramasamy’s pledge to donate the cash he collected by way of crowdfunding to pay the damages – to offer to the needy if the appellate courtroom guidelines in Ramasamy’s favour.”
The Excessive Court docket had final week ordered Ramasamy to pay damages to Naik after discovering for the latter in his defamation go well with towards the previous Penang deputy chief minister.
Naik filed two separate fits in 2019 alleging that Ramasamy had made 5 defamatory statements about him, which had been posted on a number of
social media websites and reported by numerous information portals between 2016 and 2019.