IPOH (Bernama) – The Sessions Court here yesterday set Oct 28 for re-mention of ex Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin’s ‘slander’ case against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Judge Madihah Harullah fixed the date to allow a pre-trial negotiation between the prosecution and defence.
Deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Masri Mohd Daud had offered the pre-trial negotiation when the case was brought for re-mention yesterday.
In the interim, the defence may file their necessary applications, which would also help to expedite the prosecution’s case, according to Masri.
The judge who ordered the negotiation to be held from yesterday, said the outcome would be mentioned in the next proceeding on Oct 28.
The Sessions Court in Ipoh on Sept 26 set October 28 for re-mention of former Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin’s ‘slander’ case against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, two years ago – BERNAMA
Meanwhile, Nizar’s counsel Datuk Yusof Mohd Zainal Abidin said the defence had no objections and would submit their applications if any, within the three weeks.
The accused who is Perak opposition chief and Changkat Jering assemblyman was present in court with his wife Datin Seri Fatimah Taat, and other opposition leaders.
Mohammad Nizar, 57, is accused of ridiculing the prime minister during a public speech at Taman Desa Pakatan here between 9pm on April 23 2012 and 12am the following day.
The Perak PAS deputy commissioner was allegedly aware of the slanderous overtones in the transcript.