31 December 2018
PETALING JAYA: Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong (pix) has sued Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah for RM20 million in damages today over his “communist” remark.
The Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) president had allegedly posted two defamatory articles about Liew.
In an Oct 20 Facebook posting, Azwanddin allegedly said the deputy defence minister was being insolent for donning a Communist uniform in the presence of the armed forces.
Lawyer Ramkarpal Singh, who is also the Bukit Gelugor MP, said Azwanddin had an article in the JMM website dated Nov 19 carried the headline <i>Defence Ministry under pressure and threat</i>.
The suit was filed on behalf of Liew by Messrs Karpal Singh & Co on Dec 27 in the Kuala Lumpur High Court and is fixed for case management on Jan 29.
In the said suit, Liew is claiming from Azwanddin, amongst others, general damages, exemplary damages in the amount of RM20 million and an injunction restraining Azwanddin from further publishing similar articles in the future.
PETALING JAYA: Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong has filed a suit against Azwanddin Hamzah, the second DAP leader to take the controversial Malay right-wing leader to court.
Liew’s lawyer Ramkarpal Singh said the suit was over two articles published on Azwanddin’s Facebook page and the website of Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM).
Azwanddin had on Oct 30 accused Liew of wearing a communist uniform to show his “insolence” in front of Malay soldiers.
In an article published on Nov 19 on the JMM website, Azwanddin said Liew, who was appointed a senator, was a threat to the defence ministry.
Ramkarpal said the suit was filed at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Dec 27, with case management fixed on Jan 29, 2019.
Liew is claiming damages totalling RM20 million and an injunction to stop Azwanddin from publishing similar articles in the future.
Chin Tong says JMM’s ‘communist’ remark lacks intelligence
Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018
PETALING JAYA: Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong has hit out at Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) president Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah for saying that he disrespected the Malaysian Armed Forces by wearing khaki-coloured uniform.
Azwanddin had, on Wednesday (Oct 31), posted a picture of Liew in what looked like some sort of uniform on his Facebook account, and called it a “communist uniform”.
He said it was “kurang ajar” (disrespectful).
The post was, however, deleted soon after.
Liew refuted the accusation with a statement on his own Facebook account.
He explained that the “uniform” was a bush jacket, and was provided by the Ministry of Defence for official military functions such as camp visits.
“Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu also wears the same uniform. Former ministers and even former government leaders have done the same,” Liew wrote.
Liew pointed out that the khaki colour had nothing to do with communists, and reminded Azwanddin that former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wore the same uniform during the 2017 National Day celebration.
“Military uniforms are exclusive and only applicable to authorised commissioners.
“The Defence Ministry’s office asks that JMM retract the absurd allegation that clearly shows a lack of intelligence and a prudent attitude in making statements,” Liew wrote.
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/10/31/chin-tong-says-jmms-communist-remark-lacks-intelligence/#d6dBJjhYwLMuTePI.99