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Court strikes out MCA’s defamation suit against DAP MP
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PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court today struck out a defamation suit brought by MCA against Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng for alleging the party never used its own funds to give allocations to Chinese schools and that it had instead pocketed public funds.

A seven-member bench chaired by Rohana Yusuf said Lim’s appeal was allowed and the single question of law posed “answered the negative”.

“The suit is struck out. There is no order to costs as it is a public interest issue,” she said.

The question proposed to the Federal Court last year was whether a political party had the capacity to maintain a defamation action in light of the decision of Goldsmith v Bhoyrul.

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