Court denies Jamal stay of judgment in libel suit

THE High Court today dismissed an application by Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos to stay the execution for a judgment of RM300,000 in damages to former primary industries minister Teresa Kok Suh Kim over the alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds last year. 

Kok’s counsel, S. N. Nair, said Judicial Commissioner Mohd Arief Emran Arifin dismissed Jamal’s application with costs of RM3,000 to be paid to his client.