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Jan 6 ruling if PM can get documents from ex-aide in sexual assault suit

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Kuala Lumpur, December 1 — The KL High Court has fixed January 6 2023 to decide on Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s discovery application in response to a sexual assault suit filed by his former research assistant.

Anwar’s lawyer, Navpreet Singh said judicial commissioner Mohd Johan Lee fixed the date after hearing submissions from both parties during an online proceeding today.

Navpreet said Anwar was seeking a few documents from Muhammed Yusoff Rawther as pleaded in his statement of claim, among them a statutory declaration dated Nov 19, 2019.

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In court filings, Anwar stated that the documents requested were important to verify the “factual events” pleaded by Yusoff in his statement of claim.

Lawyer Mahajoth Singh appeared for Yusoff.

Navpreet said Anwar’s other application for interrogatories against Yusoff had been withdrawn with costs of RM1,000 paid to the plaintiff.

Yusoff filed the suit against the PKR president, accusing Anwar of sexually assaulting him 10 days before he won the Port Dickson by-election on Oct 13, 2018.

He claimed to have suffered serious physical, psychological and social trauma as a result of the incident at Anwar’s residence in Segambut.

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