KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16, 2016:
The High Court here has set March 23 for case management of PKR Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad’s lawsuit against former attorney-general (A-G) Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail.
Judicial commissioner Datuk Roslan A. Bakar fixed the date in chambers today in the presence of the plaintiff’s counsel Syahredzan Johan and senior federal counsel Zureen Elina Mohd Dom.
Syahredzan told reporters that the March 7 and 8 hearing dates for the case were being changed as Nik Nazmi has another case pending at the Shah Alam High Court. The new hearing dates have not been set.
On Jan 5, the Shah Alam High Court set June 13 to 16 for Nik Nazmi’s trial on a charge of organising an illegal rally dubbed “Black 505”.
He is said to have committed the offence at Kelana Jaya Stadium in Petaling Jaya in 2013, under Section 9(1) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.
Nik Nazmi, 34, filed the lawsuit against Abdul Gani on March 31, 2015 alleging that the then attorney general’s act to reprosecute him despite the Court of Appeal’s decision on April 25, 2014 to dismiss the charge against him, was malicious.
The plaintiff was charged at the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court for the second time on May 6, 2014.