Prominent blogger Leong Sze Hian has revealed that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has filed an application to strike out Leong’s counterclaim alleging abuse of court process.
Earlier, PM Lee commenced legal proceedings against Leong for defamation after the latter shared an article on his Facebook page that alleged that the head of government helped launder 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds.
Leong, who initially said that he was “bewildered” by PM Lee’s actions, later said that he is fighting the claims against him in court. Besides filing a defence, Leong also filed a counterclaim against PM Lee for “abusing the process of the court in bringing the claim against me.”
Minutes ago, Leong updated that PM Lee has sought to strike out his counterclaim. Leong says that he is now preparing to file an application himself “to strike out the Prime Minister’s claim on the basis that it is an abuse of process, as explained in my Defence.”
Leong also released a statement from his defense lawyer on their latest actions in the court case. Read the statement here: