Court allows Najib to remove Mahathir’s affidavit supporting Ling
(FMT) – Lawyer Hafarizam Harun says the court found the former Prime Minister did not have documents to support his claims that Najib had taken money from the people.
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has succeeded in removing former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s affidavit to strike out the former’s lawsuit against former MCA Chief Ling Liong Sik.
Najib’s lawyer Hafarizam Harun said that Justice Nor Bee Ariffin, in giving her decision in chambers, found that Mahathir’s affidavit contained evidence of hearsay and was “highly contentious”.
“The court found that he did not have documents to prove or support his claims that Najib had taken money from the people,” he told reporters.
Hafarizam added that as a striking out application was a final judgment from the court, whatever affidavits used must contain the source, grounds and personal knowledge.
He also said that in view of the court’s decision on Monday, Mahathir was merely making accusations without evidence that Najib had stolen the people’s money from 1MDB. He added the court “does not believe his blog anymore or at all”.