KUALA LUMPUR — June 23, 2015: Former minister and Bank Rakyat chairman Tan Sri Sabbaruddin Chik was today prevented from publishing and distributing a book entitled “Membongkar Skandal Deepak dan Bank Rakyat, Dari Isi Hati Tan Sri Sabbaruddin Chik”.
This followed a ruling by the High Court judge Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera in allowing an application by businessman J. Deepak for an injunction to prevent Sabbaruddin and the writer of the book, Shahbudin Husin, from continuing to publish and distribute the book.
Vazeer Alam made the decision in chambers in the presence of lawyers Ashokvijay J. Sanghrajka, representing Deepak, and Adnan Seman, for Sabbaruddin and Shahbudin.
Ashokvijay, when met by reporters, said the court allowed his client’s application pending the disposal of his (Deepak) defamation suit against
Sabbaruddin and Shahbudin.
He said the court set three days from October 19 to hear the suit which was filed last March 11.
In the suit, Deepak claimed that Sabbaruddin had provided the materials for the book.
He further claimed that the book, published by Special One Publication, contains words that defamed him and its publication had embarrassed him
and tarnished his reputation.
Deepak also said the defamatory words in the book implied that he was a businessman who could not be trusted.
He is also seeking, among others, general damages of RM1.1 billion, aggravated damages, interest and other relief deemed fit by the court. — Bernama