Ex PM Najib withdraws defamation suit against Ex MCA President Ling Liong Sik…

28 May 2018

On May 22, Najib withdrew a separate defamation lawsuit against former transport minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik over alleged remarks that he had allegedly abused public funds under 1MDB for his personal interest.

Najib’s withdrawal of the lawsuit against Dr Ling was also done with the condition that it could not be filed again, with Mohd Hafarizam then saying he had advised his client to discontinue the suit after a change in the country’s political landscape and also due to there being more important matters to attend to.

In the 14th general election, the Barisan Nasional coalition then led by Najib lost federal power for the first time.

The police have since then carried out raids and seized cash and luxury goods at properties linked to Najib ― including his private residence ― as part of its investigations into 1MDB.

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1635657/najib-drops-1mdb-defamation-suit-against-tony-pua-portal-owner#.WwuBJer-hj0.twitter

Najib drops 1MDB defamation suit against Dr Ling

 

KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — Datuk  Seri Najib Tun Razak today withdrew his defamation suit filed against former Transport Minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik over the publication of an article in a news portal which alleged the former prime minister abused funds belonging 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Counsel Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun who is representing Najib told reporters after a case management in the chambers of High Court judicial commissioner Darryl Goon Siew Chye who later recorded the joint agreement to drop the suit.

Also present at the proceeding was Ranjit Singh who is representing Dr Ling.

Asked by reporters on the reasons to withdraw the suit, Mohd Hafarizam said he had advised his client to drop the suit following a change in the political landscape of the country and there were other more important matters to attend to.

Meanwhile, Ranjit said the court had cancelled Najib’s suit without the liberty to refile the suit and the court also ordered the former prime minister to pay RM25,000 as cost.

Ranjit said his client (Dr Ling) also withdrew his counter-claim filed against Najib on Dec 14, 2015 without the liberty for the former MCA president to refile the suit.

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1633620/najib-drops-1mdb-defamation-suit-against-dr-ling

Najib’s suit against Dr Ling set for case management in July


  • Nation
  • Monday, 29 May 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s suit against former transport minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik over an article alleging that he misused public funds has been fixed for case management on July 31.

High Court judge Justice Nor Bee Ariffin set the date after meeting the parties in chambers on Monday.

Met by reporters later, Najib’s lawyer Nik Alia Hanafi said Justice Nor Bee had fixed the date pending the Federal Court’s decision in two cases.

These are: Lim Guan Eng’s suit against Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd, New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad and their chief editors; and the Sarawak government’s case against Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen.

The apex court has yet to decide on whether a person who holds a prime minister or chief minister’s post can sue in his personal capacity owing to his position.
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Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/05/29/najibs-suit-against-dr-ling-set-for-case-management-in-july/#pMFq5LlGFPQKdQKZ.9

March decision on Ling’s bid to strike out Najib’s suit


  • Nation
  • Friday, 23 Dec 2016

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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court will decide in March on an application by former transport minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik to strike out Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s suit against him over an article allegedly saying that he had misused public funds.

Ling’s counsel Villie Netchi told reporters that Justice Nor Bee Ariffin had fixed March 23 for decision after meeting the parties in chambers during case management Friday.

Nor Emelia Mohd Iszeham appeared for Najib.

Ling filed the application on Feb 15 on grounds that the suit is an abuse of the court process and that it did not state reasonable reason.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/12/23/march-decision-on-lings-bid-to-strike-out-najibs-suit/#HxIU0IEeSYbciVhK.99

Court postpones hearing ex-MCA president’s bid to strike out Najib’s defamation suit

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today postponed to Sept 29 the hearing of former-MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik’s bid to strike out Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s defamation suit.

Najib’s lead counsel Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun confirmed the outcome during the matter in the chambers of judge Datuk Nor Bee Ariffin today.

Hafarizam said the hearing was postponed as parties needed to file additional submissions.

Dr Ling’s counsel Ranjit Singh confirmed the postponement.

Ranjit said among the points to be raised was that Najib’s lawsuit ought to be struck out as he (Najib) was suing in his capacity as elected representative.

Ranjit said he would be relying on a Court of Appeal’s ruling in an appeal by Malay daily publisher, Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd in relation to a suit by Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.

The Court of Appeal had ruled that a public official must be open to public criticism and thus has no right to sue the media for defamation in his official capacity.

https://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/08/167958/court-postpones-hearing-ex-mca-presidents-bid-strike-out-najibs-defamation-suit

14 December 2015

Why don’t you sue Mahathir, WSJ, Sarawak Report? asks Ling

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Former MCA president Dr Ling Liong Sik, who is being sued by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, had asked the Umno president that if he cared about his reputation, then he ought to institute legal action against all Umno leaders past and present that have criticised him, such as Dr Mahathir Mohamad and also media organisations The Wall Street Journal and Sarawak Report.

In his counter-claim against Najib, Ling alleges Najib did not institute the present suit with the genuine intention of seeking legal redress.

“Najib has instituted the present suit in an attempt to create the perception that he is willing to go to great lengths, not least of which being recourse to the court process in a bid to protect his reputation. The defendant further contends that the attempt to create such a perception is ostensibly to lend legitimacy to Najib’s actions.”

“If indeed the plaintiff cared about his reputation, Najib ought to have instituted actions not only against the defendant (Ling), but against all the Umno leaders (past and present) that have criticised him in particular Mahathir and also against WSJ and Sarawak Report,” he said.

Ling pleaded in the defence statement that the suit filed against him is therefore an abuse of the civil court process, and he further alleged that it was done in bad faith, maliciously and with the ulterior motive to create the perception that Najib is willing to go to great lengths.

Besides Mahathir, Ling said Najib had received criticism from Umno deputy president and Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and former Wanita chief Rafidah Aziz and further claimed that Najib’s reputation had been tarnished by the numerous saga surrounding 1MDB and SRC scandals.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/323358

“如果納吉在乎自己的名譽,他不應該只起訴我”
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‪#‎今日中國報‬

29 October 2015

Najib sues ex-MCA president for defamation

According to sources, the case is fixed for case management on Nov 16 before Kuala Lumpur High Court judge John Louis O’ Hara.

sues ex-MCA president Ling Liong Sik for defamation

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Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has sued former MCA president Dr Ling Liong Sik for defamation.

This is in relation to Ling’s remarks that Najib had taken public funds.

Speaking to Malaysiakini, Najib’s lawyer Hafarizam Harun said the suit was filed yesterday.

Ling is the first BN leader to be sued by Najib.

Najib, who is BN chairperson, is seeking aggravated and exemplary damages from the former MCA president

It is understood that the suit was filed on Tuesday despite Hafarizam’s earlier claims that he had yet to meet Najib.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/317645

Ex-MCA president spotted at Bersih 4 in Perth

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GE 13: MCA has only 7 MPs and 11 assemblymen

28 October 2015

Lawyer yet to meet Najib as Ling waits to be sued

Lawyer yet to meet as Ling waits to be sued

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Lawyer Mohd Hafarizam Harun said he has yet to meet Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak on whether to file a suit against former MCA president Dr Ling Liong Sik.

Hafarizam was supposed to fix an appointment with the Umno president yesterday.

“Wait within one or two days time (either today or tomorrow), maybe I will get to see Najib,” he said in a text message last night.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/317555

我是很有耐心的人,不急,就等吧!
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‪#‎今日中國報‬

I’m a very patient man, there’s no rush, just wait!
http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/666852
# Chinese newspaper today

Why is Najib taking so long to sue, wonders Ling

Former MCA president Dr Ling Liong Sik has described himself as a patient man, but he is surprised as to the reason for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak dragging his feet in filing a lawsuit against him.

“I am still waiting. I’m a patient man. Don’t rush, wait for it,” Ling is quoted as saying by The Star Online today.

“I’m also surprised why he is taking so long (to take legal action), but I will remain patient,” he added.

17 October 2015

Reluctance to sue Ling for defamation shows PM not serious, say lawyers

Reluctance to sue Ling for defamation shows PM not serious, say lawyers

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The public will no longer take Datuk Seri Najib Razak seriously if he hesitates to take Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik to court over alleged defamatory remarks after threatening to sue the former minister.

The lawyers said the prime minister should have acted immediately since the allegation on his reputation came from a former MCA president and ex-senior minister.

They also asked why, in comparison, Najib was quick to file suits against Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli, Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua, Taiping MP Nga Kor Ming and news portals Mediarakyat and Harakahdaily.

Lawyer S.N. Nair said no action against Dr Ling would mean Najib had issued an empty threat when his lawyers sent a letter of demand.

“The letter of demand should not have been sent in the first place if he was not serious about protecting his reputation.”

The lawyer said in an action for defamation, the person whose reputation was harmed should not wait although the limitation period to file a suit was six years.

Nair said this in response to Najib’s lawyers saying they would wait for instructions from the prime minister before deciding whether to file a suit against Dr Ling for remarks on his handling of state-owned investment vehicle 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Dr Ling was reported by Malaysiakini on October 3 as saying he agreed with his former boss Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that Najib had “taken the people’s money and put it in his own personal accounts”.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/reluctance-to-sue-ling-for-defamation-shows-pm-not-serious-say-lawyers?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.ujX1tNtK.dpuf

9 October 2015

Ling has Kit Siang’s respect for standing up to Najib

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-ling-has-kit-siangs-respect-for-standing-up-to-najib?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.Q3xXkerk.dpuf

7 October 2015

I’ll see you in court, Ling tells Najib

Ling to PM : I’ll see you in court

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Former MCA president, Ling Liong Sik takes up the challenge to meet in the court

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Former MCA president Dr Ling Liong Sik will not apologise for calling on Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to resign.

“I say to the prime minister, if you choose to sue me, I will defend myself. In all humility, I accept your challenge.

“I look forward to seeing the prime minister take the witness stand, as no doubt he would do if he says his reputation is at stake.

“I want to reiterate that I stand by what I said. I would not apologise,” he said in a statement today.

The former MCA president also said he was “extremely surprised” by the legal letter, and the subsequent media coverage of it.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/314905

6 October 2015

Najib threatens to sue Ling Liong Sik

首相拿督斯里納吉稱已指示律師,向馬華前總會長敦林良實發出律師信,以要求后者就近日發表具有誹謗成分的言論,作出道歉。…
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林良實說了什么?纳吉要他道歉

Mr Leung-tell you what? Na Kat wants him an apology.
(吉隆坡5日訊)首相拿督斯里納吉發出律師信給馬華前總會長敦林良實,要求對方收回誹謗性言論,同時在7天內向他道歉,否則將對敦林採取法律行動。…
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Malaysiakini

Najib threatens to sue Ling Liong Sik

Published 5 Oct 2015, 10:33 pm     Updated 5 Oct 2015, 10:39 pm

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has threatened to sue former MCA president Ling Lion Sik is the latter does not retract and apologise for a and alleged defamaotry statement he made about the prime minister recently.

A letter of demand, confirmed by a Ling family source, has been sent to the former fedefal minister.

The legal letter demanded a retraction, an unequivocal apology and compensation following an article in The Malay Mail Online titled ‘MCA’s Liong Sik joins call for Najib’s ouster for allegedly putting people’s money in his own pocket’ which was published on Oct 3.

In the letter, Najib’s lawyer Mohd Hafarizam Harun said Ling has seven days to answer the demands or face legal action for smearing the Prime Minister’s reputation.

The letter which was sighted by Malaysiakini read: ‘We refer to the above matter wherein we act for our client YAB Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia in his personal capacity.

“We have been instructed to take action and demand a retraction, an unequivocal apology and reasonable compensation for the aforementioned defamatory statement concerning our client.’

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/314646

4 October 2015

Ong Ka Chuan: Dr Ling’s view nothing to do with MCA

OF COURSE IT’S DR LING’S PERSONAL VIEW! WE KNOW THAT. THE WHOLE OF MCA IS UMNO’S DOG.

theSundaily

It’s Ling’s personal view, says Ong

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1571074

3 October 2015

Former MCA chief wants M’sian PM Najib removed, says report

Former chief wants M’sian PM removed, says report

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October 3, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR — Former Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) president Ling Liong Sik is also calling for Najib Razak to be removed as prime minister, Malaysiakini reported.

The news portal reported him saying said that he agreed with his former boss Dr Mahathir Mohamad given that Mr Najib had “taken people’s money and put it in his own personal accounts”.

“I agree with (Dr) Mahathir. Because he (Najib) has taken people’s money and put it in his own personal accounts,” Dr Ling was quoted as saying at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today (Oct 3).

His call for Najib’s ouster appears to be at odds with MCA, which has pledged its support for the prime minister, with central committee member Ti Lian Ker recently saying that Mr Najib was needed to steer Malaysia’s economy, as the nation struggled with a plunging ringgit amid a worsening global outlook.

“MCA’s stand is clear. We will focus on supporting the PM who had proven himself in steering Malaysia out of the 2008 to 2009 global economic recession which hit Malaysia badly then,” Mr Ti had said.

http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/former-mca-chief-wants-msian-pm-najib-removed-says-report

Ling: Tajuddin ‘kurang ajar’, I wouldn’t dream of slapping Malays

Shakira Buang     Published Today 1:10 pm     Updated Today 1:21 pm

Ling: Tajuddin ‘kurang ajar’, I wouldn’t dream of slapping Malays |

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Former MCA president Ling Liong Sik has described deputy minister Tajuddin Abdul Rahman’s statement that the Chinese community may be slapped (lempang) if they sought help from outsiders over their grouses as “kurang ajar” (insolent).

Ling, who was transport minister for 17 years, said he would never think of saying the same to the Malay community.

“That was a ‘kurang ajar’ speech. I have never dreamt or thought about slapping (lempang) Malays.

“That is wrong. Even saying it is wrong, what more (wanting) to do it. This is kurang ajar,” he told a press conference after attending the 11th Festival of Minds at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur today.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/314393

Malaysiakini

Ex-MCA chief joins Dr M’s call for Najib’s ouster

Shakira Buang     Published Today 1:17 pm     Updated Today 1:24 p

Former MCA president Ling Liong Sik has joined ex-premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad in publicly calling for Najib Abdul Razak’s removal as prime minister.

“I agree with Mahathir. Because he (Najib) has taken people’s money and put it in his own personal accounts,” Ling told a press conference after attending the 11th Festival of Minds at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College in Kuala Lumpur today.

Ling was asked on whether he agreed with Mahathir’s relentless demands for Najib to quit as prime minister.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/314395?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

2 September 2015

Bersih4: MCA’s Witch Hunt? Going after Ling Liong Sik, Former MCA President.

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30 August 2015

5h5 hours ago

Ex-MCA president spotted at Bersih 4 in Perth

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A photograph of former MCA president Ling Liong Sik at a Bersih 4 rally in Perth, Australia has raised eyebrows.

Ling was spotted at around 1pm yesterday at Langley Park where the participants had converged in solidarity with the Bersih 4 protest in Kuala Lumpur.

One Bersih 4 participant, Tan Pan Maw, who spotted Ling, took a photograph with the elder statesman.

“Less than 10 people actually recognised him, a few took photo with him, me and my friend went to him to take a photo,” he told Malaysiakini.

“He asked our names and we asked whether he now lives in Perth, he said he just visiting,” added Tan.

Tan said Ling wore a pale yellow top and was accompanied with a man with a Bersih T-shirt.

“I’m not sure if they are related,” he said.

Tan said he spotted Ling when the over 1,000 participants were about to march to the Malaysian consulate.

“He didn’t walk with us to the consulate but left after that,” said Tan.

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