KUALA LUMPUR- The High Court instructed prime minster Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his deputy Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to file defense by October 27 in the lawsuit by former Umno Batu Kawan vice chairman Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan for misleading the nation over the RM2.6 billion donation issue.
The court also instructed Najib and Zahid to file their applications to strike out the suit, should they choose to do so, before November 10.
MEANWHILE, Malaysiakini reported:
The High Court in Kuala Lumpur instructed Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his deputy Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to file their defence in Khairuddin Abu Hassan’s suit over violating their oaths of office.
The direction was made by High Court deputy registrar M Pavani following case management today.
Pavani also instructed Najib and Zahid to file their applications to strike out the suit, should they choose to do so, before Nov 10.
The case management will be heard before High Court judge Ahmad Zaidee Ibrahim on Nov 15.
Khairuddin was represented by Syed Iskandar Syed Jaafar Al Mahdzar, while the prime minister and his deputy were represented by Yazid Mustaqim.
Former Umno man Khairuddin filed the suit against Najib and Zahid last month for allegedly violating their constitutional oaths of office in relation to the origin of the US$681 million (RM2.6 billion) in Najib’s personal bank account.
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