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‘Pandemic or no pandemic’, Khairy’s appeal in Anwar defamation suit must proceed, says court



PUTRAJAYA: The hearing for the appeal filed by Khairy Jamaluddin over an in a defamation suit by Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim must continue even in adverse circumstances, says a Court of Appeal judge.

Justice Lee Swee Seng, who was presiding over the case, told Khairy's counsel that the court would only allow one final adjournment in the case.

He said co-counsels must have a backup plan and take over should someone in the team become indisposed.

"If for some reason the lead counsel can't argue the case on the last adjournment date, then the co-counsel has to rise to the occasion.

"Come rain or shine, fire or flood, pandemic or no pandemic, we will proceed. Would that be fair?" Justice Lee said in proceedings conducted online he

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