(The Star) - The High Court here has struck out an application by two lieutenant colonels to amend their statement of claim in a defamation suit filed against blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin.
High Court judge Justice Su Geok Yiam dismissed the application after ruling that the issues for amendment brought up by Lt-Col Abdul Aziz Buyong and Lt-Col Norhayati Hassan were matters of evidence rather than fact.
She also ruled that there had been no satisfactory explanation for the delay in the amendment.
No date has been set for the next mention.
Raja Petra was charged with defaming Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and the two senior military officers in a statutory declaration made at the Jalan Duta court complex on June 18, 2008.
However, the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court subsequently granted him a discharge not amounting to an acquittal over the charge.
The two lieutenant colonels have since filed separate RM1mil defamation suits against him.