9 November 2017
Zuraida: I didn’t defame Jamal, everything I said was true
PKR’s Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin has claimed that she did not make any defamatory statements about Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Yunos, as everything she said about him was true.
“As far as I am concerned, I have not made any defamatory allegations against Jamal.
“A defamatory allegation is a false allegation. I do not know what specific allegation he wants to sue me on, but whatever I have said is the truth,” Zuraida said in a text message to Malaysiakini today.
She was responding to Jamal, who had earlier today said he intends to file a defamatory suit against her for remarks she uttered after their settlement in a separate case.
Describing his behaviour as “a matter of national mockery”, she said he is welcome to sue her.
“So, I say to Jamal, he is most welcome to sue, as it is his behaviour that is going to be exposed in court,” she said.
November 9, 2017
Jamal files defamation suit, says Zuraida lied about apology
KUALA LUMPUR: Red Shirts leader Jamal Md Yunos has filed a defamation suit against Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin, calling her a liar for claiming that he had apologised before the High Court judge on Tuesday.
Jamal said he had only retracted his remark claiming that he was given a bloody nose by her supporters, which settled the defamation action she had brought against him but did not apologise as she had claimed.
According to Jamal’s lawyer V Mugunthan, in the mediation before Justice S Nantha Balan, the Sungai Besar Umno division chief’s legal team had informed that Jamal would not specifically apologise to Zuraida.
“His stand was communicated to Zuraida’s lawyers, Latheefa Koya and N Surendran, and they had agreed with Zuraida’s approbation.
“Perusal of the statement clearly does not include the phrase ”meminta” or “memohon maaf” (apologise),” Mugunthan told reporters at the Kuala Lumpur High Court here today.
Jamal, who was also present, said he was “shocked” over what had happened, despite him having spent four hours on Tuesday ironing out the statement that was read by him in court.
“I had retracted what I had said previously. Sadly, despite whatever was agreed upon, she had said some other things about me outside of the court.
“She said that I had apologised in front of the judge,” Jamal said, adding that Zuraida had also called him “crazy”.
He said he had looked up to the PKR Wanita chief as a sister, but claims that she is now a changed person after having made Pakatan Harapan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohammed her “boss”.
“She is someone that cannot be trusted and lies. She had not only lied once but many times, even outside the court (on Tuesday) she had lied.
“So I have asked my lawyers to file a defamation suit against Zuraida,” Jamal said.
8 November 2017
November 8, 2017
Zuraida advises Jamal: Act sensibly, don’t be headstrong
AMPANG: Red Shirts leader Jamal Yunos has been advised by PKR’s Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin to behave sensibly and not be headstrong, a day after they settled a defamation action she brought against him.
She said she had given the same advice and a rebuke to Jamal during the hearing of her lawsuit in the High Court.
“When he made that wild accusation against me, many lawyers had contacted me offering to take up the case because they said I was sure to win.
“But it was a matter of principle to me, not of winning. I advised and admonished Jamal in court not to behave recklessly and speak nonsense, which was a sin.
“I want this to be a lesson to him not to throw his weight around,” she told a news conference at Hotel De Palma.
Zuraida sued him for defamation but, following mediation, Jamal retracted his remark.
The retraction was read out at the Kuala Lumpur High Court before Justice S Nantha Balan.
Jamal said in the statement that he had used the words in anger against Zuraida and regretted it.
Jamal’s lawyer, Mohammed Nasser, said Jamal only retracted his accusation against Zuraida but did not make any apology.
Zuraida hoped Jamal would change his behaviour after the experience.
“If he repeats his action, he will face the consequences. We won’t let someone like this mess up the community,” she added.
7 November 2017
Jamal retracts ‘Zuraida’s boys hit me’ claim
Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos has retracted his allegation that he was assaulted by agents of Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin on Nov 13 last year.
The retraction was read out at the Kuala Lumpur High Court before Justice S Nantha Balan during the mediation process today.
The judge also recorded an undisclosed sum to be paid to Zuraida.
Zuraida had filed a defamation suit against Jamal on Nov 17 last year, seeking general and aggravated damages, as well as an injunction to stop Jamal from repeating the defamatory claims.
According to the statement, Jamal said in open court he had made the remarks in anger and that the situation at the time was tense.
Jamal also expressed regret and promised the court that there would be no repeat of his actions.
On Nov 13, Jamal and his supporters were pursuing Zuraida as she and PKR members were promoting the Nov 19 Bersih rally at the Ampang Point shopping mall.
A scuffle ensued when police tried to stop Jamal and his entourage, with the red shirts leader being left with a bloody nose.
Immediately after, Jamal could be heard shouting “polis tumbuk saya” (the police punched me).
However, he told reporters later that “budak Zuraida pukul saya“ (Zuraida’s boys assaulted me) and threatened to “cincang“ (mince) his assailants.
17 Nov 2016
Zuraida files defamation suit against Jamal over Ampang scuffle
PKR Wanita chief Zuraida Kamarudin today filed a defamation suit against red-shirts leader Jamal Md Yunos over the scuffle that left Jamal with a bloody nose in Ampang last Sunday.
This comes after Jamal said “Zuraida’s boys” hit him and that the MP instructed them to do so at the Ampang Point shopping mall.
“This is not true and against the law,” Zuraida’s lawyer N Surendran told reporters after filing the lawsuit at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur today.
Zuraida is seeking general and aggravated damages, as well as an injunction to stop Jamal from repeating the defamatory claims.
A video recording of the incident shows Jamal yelling “police tumbuk saya” (police punched me) but he later denied saying so.
Jamal also lodged a police report blaming Zuraida and her followers.
Zuraida has also lodged a police report over last Saturday’s incident, claiming that three of her followers were injured.
The red-shirts had pursued PKR activists who were dressed Bersih T-shirts to promote the Nov 19 rally.
Drama unfolds as Zuraida, Jamal meet at police station
Following last weekend’s bloody nose incident, PKR Wanita chief Zuraida Kamarudin and red-shirts leader Jamal Md Yunos crossed paths again – this time at the Ampang district police headquarters.
Jamal was there to give a statement over last weekend’s scuffle at Ampang Point mall, while Zuraida and Ampang PKR Youth chief Adam Rosly were there to lodge a report against Jamal.
The Sungai Besar Umno chief lodged a police report on the Sunday scuffle, after claiming “Zuraida’s boys” clocked him on the nose.
“I was called up by the investigation officer to complete their probe, and coincidentally bumped into the Ampang MP.
“My MP (Zuraida) is irresponsible and always brings trouble in Ampang by demonstrating and campaigning for Bersih,” he told reporters.
He also said he intended to expose Zuraida so “the scabs on her feet can be seen”.
“This is so she won’t infect Selangor residents,” he said.
The Ampang Jaya resident also taunted Zuraida’s followers outside the police district headquarters, by offering them money.
Zuraida’s followers were heard yelling: “Jamal, takutlah pada dosa!” (Jamal, think of your sins!)