Lawyer S N Nair, who appeared for Yeo, said High Court judge Rozanna Ali Yusoff ruled that there was no merit by the defendant to annul the suit.
“She also ordered costs of RM2,000 and fixed case management for Oct 9,” he told reporters.
The court had earlier fixed hearing dates from Nov 9 to 13 if the court threw out Jamal’s bid to strike out the suit.
Jamal moves to strike out Yeo’s suit over welfare aid
Ho Kit Yen -July 8, 2020 11:00 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: Red Shirts leader Jamal Yunos is seeking to strike out the RM5 million suit filed against him by former energy, science, technology, environment and climate change minister Yeo Bee Yin over his claim in 2017 that she had abused funds from the Selangor state fund during her time as Damansara Utama assemblyman.
Yeo’s lawyer SN Nair told reporters outside the High Court here that the striking-out application was filed on June 25.
In it, he said, Jamal had argued that investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission were ongoing, and that Yeo’s lawsuit was premature pending the outcome.
“The High Court judge (Rozanna Ali Yusoff) ordered us to reply to his striking-out application by July 15,” he said, adding that this would be heard on July 23.
The court has also fixed Nov 9 to 13 to hear the suit, if the court throws out Jamal’s bid to strike it out.
Meanwhile, Nair said another High Court had rejected Jamal’s bid to annul the suit filed against him by Seputeh MP Teresa Kok in January.
Kok filed the suit over Jamal’s allegations that she too had abused Yawas funds, saying his remarks had tarnished her reputation as a senior politician in DAP and painted her as a corrupt individual.
“He has filed an appeal against the striking-out dismissal,” Nair said, adding that the Court of Appeal would hear this on Nov 27.
14 July 2018
Yeo Bee Yin is now the Member of Parliament for Bakri, Johor and the Minister of Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment. When she filed her suit against Jamal Yunos in 2017, she was the State Assembly person for Damansara Utama.
As for Jamal Yunos, he is in a whole lot of trouble with the Law. For details of this: No bail, only Jail for Jamal Yunos, please!
Jamal asked for stay of today’s hearing on Yeo’s defamation suit
Jamal’s lawyers V Mugunthan and Mohd Nasir Yusof said they got instructions to file a stay of proceedings as their client wanted to know the outcome of the report he lodged with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) regarding his allegation on Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas).
“We have sought a postponement of today’s hearing as the stay is filed. We want to know if there is an outcome to the MACC investigation on the matter as it is related to our client’s defence,” Mugunthan told reporters after meeting High Court judge Justice Datuk Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad in her chambers.
Mugunthan said as a result, the court allows us to seek the information from the MACC and has fixed June 19 for case management. Yeo is represented by lawyer K Murali.
It was previously reported that Justice Nik Hasmat had fixed the trial to proceed from today until Thursday (May 9).
Yeo vs Jamal case goes to trial after mediation fails
The defamation suit by Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin against Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Mohd Yunus will go to trial in April.
Today, Yeo’s lawyer Sankara Nair told Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamed that no settlement was reached during the mediation exercise between both parties.
Following this, the judge ordered trial on April 26, May 7 and May 8 while case management was fixed for Feb 21.
Jamal was represented by his lawyer Mohd Nasir Yusof.
13 July 2017
Respond to my suit, DAP rep tells Jamal Yunos
Damansara Utama assemblyperson Yeo Bee Yin has urged Sungai Besar Umno division chief Jamal Md Yunos to respond to her RM5 million defamation suit against him.
Speaking to reporters at the Kuala Lumpur High Court lobby, Yeo said today was the first case management for the suit originally filed on June 14.
“It is important for him to come to court and file his defence.
“Let’s get a trial so I can clear my name,” Yeo said in reference to Jamal’s reported allegations that she had misappropriated state funds meant for its Senior Citizens Friendly Scheme and disbursed through the Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) organisation.
Among others, Yeo said Jamal, along with six other NGOs, had, during a press conference on March 21, accused her of shortchanging eligible constituents from the RM2,500 funds distributed under the scheme, as well as giving priority to DAP members.
“I have decided to sue because I think it is important for politicians to have a good name.
“These allegations have spoiled my track record,” she said, adding that having a trial would be the best avenue to clear her reputation.
Yeo’s lawyer SN Nair, meanwhile, said that senior assistant registrar Rumaizah Baharom had earlier set Aug 3 as the next case management date for the suit.
“If he (Jamal) doesn’t show up (on Aug 3), we will apply for a judgment in default,” he said, adding that there has so far been no response from Jamal or his lawyers.
29 March 2017
Yeo Bee Yin kemuka saman terhadap Jamal Yunos
KUALA LUMPUR – Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) DAP, Yeo Bee Yin akan mengemukakan saman pemula kepada Pengerusi Gabungan NGO Malaysia, Datuk Seri Jamal Md. Yunos yang sebelum ini mendakwa ADUN Damansara Utama itu menyalahgunakan peruntukan Skim Mesra Usia Emas (SMUE).
Bee Yin mendakwa tuduhan yang dibuat Jamal adalah berunsur fitnah dan langkah perundangan akan diambil dengan mengadakan perbincangan bersama peguam beliau dalam masa terdekat.
“Saya akan saman dia (Jamal) di mahkamah, ini satu tuduhan jahat dan kita tidak boleh menerima politik sedemikian.
“Kalau ada bukti, Jamal boleh tunjukkan bukti dan kita juga tunjukkan dokumen bukti tetapi dia tidak berminat untuk menelitinya,” katanya seperti dipetik portal Selangorkini.
Minggu lalu Jamal yang juga Ketua UMNO Bahagian Sungai Besar membuat laporan polis terhadap penyelewengan dana Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (YAWAS).
Laporan itu dibuat berikutan beliau mengesyaki berlaku penyelewengan dan pecah amanah oleh Bee Yin.
“Kami mengesyaki berlaku penyelewengan, ketidakjujuran dan pecah amanah yang dilakukan oleh ADUN Damansara Utama, Yeo Bee Yin. Terdapat lebihan dana YAWAS sebanyak RM35,000 daripada ADUN Damansara Utama berkenaan,” kata Jamal.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Yeo Bee Yin: Who’s behind Jamal Yunos on his YAWAS allegation against me?
Media Statement by Yeo Bee Yin, ADUN for Damansara Utama on Wednesday 22 March 2017 in Petaling Jaya.
Yesterday I received calls from the reporters that Jamal Yunos has lodged a police report against me on the management of Skim Mesra Usia Emas (SMUE) fund. This is a false allegation against me.
Nothing to Hide
I’ve taken a look at the video and picture of his press conference yesterday. The document that he hold in his hand is the exact document that can prove that we have submited all the necessary documents to the land office for check and balance.
The last column are the dates of documents recoup, which means that we’ve disbursed the fund and the signed receipts by the beneficiaries together with the copies of the identify cards of the beneficiaris and the deceased as well as the death certificate of the deceased have been submitted to the land office.
He challenged me to show the proof and deny the allegation. Here’s the proof. I am showing here 10 ring files with the supporting documents of all the SMUE payments we made. If the files are stacked on top of each other, it will be more than 75cm high! (picture above)
Who’s behind Jamal?
Most importantly, I can’t help but to be suspicious of why I suddenly become the target of Jamal Yunus. I’ve been demanding Rosmah Mansor to resign as the patron of Permata for the past one week.
While defending her boss, Rizal Mansor has also on his Facebook post on 18 March added the following sentence, “Tabung YAWAS Dun Damansara Utama pula apa kisahnya ? Jeng…jeng…jeng…” (YAWAS is the fund used for SMUE.) Just a few days later, I become the target of Jamal Yunus on the same matter.
Is it by coincidence? Who’s the boss behind Jamal Yunus? Does this someone behind Jamal Yunus want to disturb and distract me so I do not pursue the matter on Permata further? Is this tactic to divert the attention?