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Businessman Deepak loses suit against Najib, 4 others

Once known to be good friends -- (from left) Deepak, Najib and Rosmah.

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KUALA LUMPUR — Jan. 13, 2020: A suit by businessman J.R. Deepak Jaikishan and his brother against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and four others over alleged conspiracy has been dismissed.

It was claimed in the suit that what the defendants did had caused the brothers and their company, Radiant Splendour Sdn. Bhd., to suffer losses.

Apart from Najib the other defendants were his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, lawyer Datuk Ahmad Johari Razak, then Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Rahim and former Bank Rakyat chairman Tan Sri Shukry Mohd. Salleh.

According to lawyer David Mathews for Najib and Rosmah, the suit was struck out on the grounds that it was unsustainable. The plaintiffs were ordered to pay RM10,000 in cost to each defendant.

In a statement in September 2018, the plaintiffs claimed that Najib was acting out of bounds and abusing his power by instructing Bank Rakyat to file various suits against them, with Deepak further claiming that this was to prevent him from testifying in a case involving the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.

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