AG’s bid to cite Guan Eng for contempt of court set aside

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur today set aside the attorney-general’s application to cite Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for contempt of court.

In allowing Lim’s application, Justice Kamaludin Md Said, however, said the court disagreed with the contention of Lim’s lawyers that the application for contempt should be filed in the court in Penang.

The judge allowed the application on the grounds that there was no proper disclosure by the attorney-general on the transcript of the purported press conference by Lim.

This was based on the two-page transcript of the press conference held last year that was presented by the attorney-general and which was obtained from an edited version of a video clip from The Star Online, as opposed to an 11-page transcript from the defence.

“I agree with the defendant that the AG had failed to make full disclosure to gain leave to initiate the contempt proceeding (before another judge).

“Hence, the court allows the defendant’s application to set aside the contempt application,” Justice Kamaludin said after hearing submissions from both sides.

The judge made no order on costs.

 

Artikel disiar pada December 6, 2017 - 2:57 pm oleh Susan Loo

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