Umno applies to set aside RM218m judgment

Audrey Edwards

PETALING JAYA: Umno’s application to set aside a RM218mil Kuala Lumpur High Court judgment will be heard on Oct 13.

The application had been made by the party’s treasurer Datuk Seri Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi on July 24 following the judgment ordering Umno to pay the amount to Elegant Advisory Sdn Bhd for campaign materials obtained for the general election in 2004.

The application to set aside the judgment in default will be heard by a deputy registrar at the High Court commercial division.

In his affidavit, Abdul Azim, the sole defendant in the suit, said the writ summons and statement of claim by the plaintiff was contrary to Section 9(c) of the Organisation Act 1966 where the public officer of Umno should have been named as defendant and not him.

He also said the two documents had been handed over to an individual named Sahrena. [more]

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