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Judge Datuk Roslan Abu Bakar set May 5 for decision on Najib's application and the same date to hear Pua's application to strike out the suit.
In the suit filed on March 5 last year in his personal capacity, Najib had named Pua, 42, and Chan Chee Kong, 51, owner of online portal Mediarakyat.net, as the first and second defendants.
He added that the publication of the defamatory words had damaged his reputation, which would continue for years because the recording of the speech could be accessed widely and easily throughout the world via the Internet, blogs, forums and websites without any restriction and could be shared.
Lawyer Gobind Singh Deo, representing Pua, submitted that the suit was related to the strategic investment company and that the search at SSM on the issue was relevant and could not be disputed.KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has filed a defamation suit against Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua Kiam Wee and another person over Pua's remark about 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).Najib, 61, filed the suit yesterday at the Civil High Court registry here through Messrs Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak. In the suit, filed in his personal capacity, Najib had named Pua, 42, and Chan Chee Kong, 51, owner of online portal Mediarakyat.net, as the first and second defendants.Najib claimed that Pua and Chan did not make any effort to contact him to verify the truth of the defamatory words before publication.Najib said he, through his counsel, sent a notice of claim of defamation to both the defendants on Nov 21 last year but they continued to publish the defamatory words against him.