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Campaign Crowdfunds Jamal Yunos’ RM600,000 Legal Fees While Son Drives Mustang, Say Netizens

today27 September 2022


Supporters raise RM300,000 in donation drive to pay for Jamal Yunos defamation damages
Source: Malay Mail

Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos has racked up a fee of RM300,000 from damages and legal fees incurred in two separate defamation suits filed individually by opposition MPs Maria Chin and Teresa Kok.

Gabungan Solidariti Anak Selangor (GSAS) launched the Solidarity Fund to Save Jamal on September 24, or in other words, crowdfunding to pay for Jamal’s fees.

Before we get into the details of it, here’s a recap on the cases:

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Source: FMT

In 2018, Maria sued Jamal for defamation for linking her and Bersih 2.0 with the Islamic State militant group. She is currently an MP for Petaling Jaya.

The Umno leader was instructed to pay RM300,000 in damages but the court of appeals had allowed Jamal’s appeal to reduce the amount to RM150,000.

In a separate suit, the High Court ruled in July this year that Jamal had defamed Seputeh DAP MP Kok and ordered him to pay RM300,000 in compensation and…

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Written by: Quinny Tan

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