Hornbill Unleashed

October 13, 2017

Clare files defence, counter claim against Hadi

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

Rewcastle-Brown_Abdul-Hadi-Awang_600Clare Rewcastle Brown has filed her defence in response to PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s defamation suit against the editor of the whistleblower website, Sarawak Report.

She also revealed that a counter-claim had been filed against Hadi.

“The defence and counterclaim were filed in the UK High Court this afternoon,” she told FMT in an e-mail.

Clare, who did not provide details, said the filing includes a summary of the lengthy full document.

Last week, in updating FMT on the suit, Clare said she would file her defence very soon.

Meanwhile, lawyer SN Nair said Clare would stand to obtain costs and damages if the court dismissed Hadi’s suit and allowed the counterclaim (fresh suit).

“She would only stand to get costs if Hadi is unable to prove his case.

“Clare has gone another step to file an action against the PAS leader,” he said.

On Aug 2, the court rejected Clare’s application to demand that Hadi deposit a higher security to meet the expected costs before the start of his suit.

The court also ordered her to file her defence by Aug 30.

However, Clare was given more time after she appointed a new lawyer.

The Islamist party leader was only ordered to place RM80,000 as security, in the event he lost the case against Clare.

The suit, filed at the London High Court in April, was related to an article she wrote in August 2016.

Sarawak Report ran the article in which it claimed RM90 million was “reckoned” to have entered the accounts of top PAS leaders to woo them into supporting Umno and Barisan Nasional.

Source : The FMT Online




  1. Sarawak Pakatan Harapan leaders are asking the mainly non-Malay, non-Muslim parties in the state Barisan Nasional coalition about their view on Umno’s attempts to court PAS.

    The question came after a supreme council member of the state BN’s lead party, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), said he welcomed the alliance if it made BN stronger in the 14th general election.

    Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who is also state tourism, arts, culture, youth and sports minister, said he supported the proposed Umno-PAS electoral alliance if it united Malaysians and strengthened the ruling coalition.

    State PKR chief Baru Bian said after being mocked and condemned by BN lawmakers in the legislative assembly in the past for their association with PAS, “I wonder how the other BN parties view Umno’s attempts to court the Islamist party”.

    Comment by limpehkong — October 13, 2017 @ 7:12 PM | Reply

    • This idiot from PBB never ceased to lick the balls of Umno Baru ‘s president.

      Comment by Awaken Dayak — October 16, 2017 @ 7:47 PM | Reply

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