KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18, 2015:

The Kuala Lumpur High Court has granted a stay to former Langkawi Wanita Umno leader Anina Saadudin regarding Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s application to strike out her civil suit over the controversial RM2.6 billion donation that was deposited into his personal account.

Judicial Commissioner Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab allowed the stay as he agreed with the plaintiff’s argument that there were special circumstances in the case since it was closely related to another suit challenging her Umno membership expulsion.

The court fixed Dec 15 for the hearing of the application by Najib to strike out this civil suit.

When met outside the courtroom, Anina’s lawyer, Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla, explained that another suit that was closely related to this matter would be heard on Nov 30 before Mohd Zaki.

Anina was present during the proceedings this morning.

Counsel Nor Emelia Mohd Iszeham appeared for the defendants.

Anina first filed the civil suit on Aug 8 against the Prime Minister and also named Umno’s executive secretary Datuk Abdul Rauf as the second defendant.

Apart from the civil suit, she also filed two Mareva injunctions asking the court to freeze Najib’s assets, including his residence in Jalan Langgak Duta, until the disposal of the suit.

After filing the civil suit, she was expelled from the party through an announcement made by Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (Ku Nan), but she had since filed another suit to seek a declaration from the court that the expulsion was null and unlawful.

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