Zahid Hamidi Sued: Victim Says He Was Intimidated Into Settling

28 June 2013 - Newly-minted Zahid Hamidi has reportedly punched and threatened a 41-year-old businessman Amir Bazli Abdullah in 2006 with the rage of an overprotective father. Now, he has to go to court.

Victim Amir Bazil wants to withdraw the settlement

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zaid Hamidi's legal woes are set to continue after businessman Amir Bazli Abdullah made it known that he will nullify the mediation exercise last week which saw his assault suit against the Home minister withdrawn.

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Amir Bazli's counsel Karpal Singh says his client felt intimidated. Karpal said that based on this, they have now decided to cancel whatever transpired between Amir Bazli and Ahmad Zahid in the presence of the mediator.

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"Ahmad Zahid did not come to the court on that day as an ordinary litigant but as a minister. He was escorted by police outriders and was accompanied by security personnel and about 30 supporters. All these were elements of intimidation," he said.

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The Malaysian Insider says their out-of-court mediation might be flawed

Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's legal woes may not be over as the mediation process which resulted in an assault case against him being settled out of court may be flawed.

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Judiciary sources familiar with mediation procedures said it was strange for Sessions Court Judge Rohani Ismail to be the referee without the presence of lawyers.

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Questions are now being raised as to who initiated the mediation and how the matter was referred so soon after a Federal Court had held the suit must go to trial before a High Court. Hearing at the High Court was scheduled for Aug 27.

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Zahid Hamidi settles suit with the victim out-of-court

A civil suit filed by a businessman against Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for an alleged assault was resolved today with both parties agreeing to withdraw their suit and counter-claim.

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Businessman Amir Bazli Abdullah and Ahmad Zahid had a 90-minute mediation before Sessions Court judge Rohani Ismail after the judge decided that the mediation should be done without the presence of their respective counsels.

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The decision was reached after Amir Bazli Abdullah and Ahmad Zahid had a mediation with Sessions Court judge Rohani Ismail in chambers, without the presence of their respective counsel.

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Shamsul when met outside the court, said his client and Amir Bazli had agreed to withdraw the lawsuits filed by both parties.

"As for the matter involving the amount of compensation sought, it will be discussed by both parties without their lawyers present," he said.

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Victim's lawyer, Karpal Singh, says AG should charge Zahid Hamidi with assault and attempted murder

Victim's lawyer, Karpal Singh, says charge home Zahid Hamidi with assault and attempted murder

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Veteran lawyer and Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh has urged the attorney-general (AG) to charge Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi with assault and battery, and attempted murder of his client, businessman Amir Bazli Abdullah, in 2006.

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“If you look at the nature of Amir Bazli Abdullah’s injuries and the police report lodged against Zahid, one is left wondering why no prosecution was done. These are very serious injuries and this is a serious matter.

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Meanwhile, lawyer and Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo has urged that Zahid be suspended as a minister pending the hearing of the civil suit at the Shah Alam High Court, which is scheduled in August.

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“I reiterate my urging to the prime minister to suspend Ahmad Zahid as the home minister pending trial. I will also raise the matter in Parliament,” he said. “The allegations against him are serious in nature and they extend beyond assault,” he said.

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Federal Court says Home Minister Zahid Hamidi will need to go to trial for allegedly assaulting a man in 2006

A civil suit brought by a businessman against Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for alleged assault will proceed for trial at the High Court.

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The Shah Alam High Court is scheduled to hear the case on Aug 26. Amir’s lawyers are prominent politicians Karpal Singh and Gobind Singh Deo. The civil suit against Zahid is set to begin on Aug 26 in the Shah Alam High Court.

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Zahid Hamidi appealed to strike out the suit but was rejected by the court

Zahid Hamidi appealed to strike out the suit but was rejected by the court

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Ahmad Zahid applied to strike out the suit on grounds that it was trivial, but was dismissed by the High Court and Court of Appeal in April 2010 and March 2012, respectively. Ahmad Zahid filed a counter-claim against Amir Bazli for damages.

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Court of Appeal President Tan Sri Md Raus Shariff, chairing a five-member panel, denied Ahmad Zahid leave to appeal against a decision of a High Court which had disallowed his (Ahmad Zahid's) application to strike out the suit.

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A five-member bench headed by Court of Appeal president Md Raus Sharif found that Zahid had not followed proper procedures in his application.

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Justice Raus said that the issues brought up by Ahmad Zahid's counsel Shamsul Bahrai Ibrahim were factual and should be heard in a trial not the Federal Court.

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“We should allow the trial to proceed in the High Court first,” he said. “We cannot go on with this application as it will create a bad precedent and hold up other cases.”

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In July 2006, Zahid Hamidi allegedly punched and threatened a 41-year-old businessman for dating his daughter

Businessman Amir Bazli Abdullah, 41, filed the suit for damages on July 4, 2007, claiming that Ahmad Zahid punched him in the face on Jan 16, 2006 at the Country Heights recreational club in Kajang.

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The alleged action caused him to suffer a nasal bone fracture and a swollen left eye.

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Amir claimed that he was attacked because he had a romantic relationship with Zahid’s daughter. He said several men took him from a petrol station to Zahid’s home, where the minister and others hit him with hard objects.

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“I was beaten badly,” he said. “Until today, my left eye is not fully functional. I even have difficulty opening my eye in the morning after all these years.

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“They beat me with rocks and other objects. They even threatened to put me in a gunny sack and bury me.”

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Amir is claiming the cost of his medical treatment as well as special, general, exemplary and aggravated damages.

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Zahid Hamidi said he ever punched the businessman

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In his statement of defence, Ahmad Zahid, then deputy information minister, denied that he ever delivered any punch on Amir Bazli causing injury to his face, claiming that it was Amir Bazli's own concoction.

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In his statement of defence, Zahid said his daughter was married to another person and that Amir had abducted her and her two-year-old child. He denied that either he, his son or son-in-law had attacked Amir or threatened to put him in a sack and bury him.

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Ahmad Zahid filed a counter-claim against Amir Bazli for damages for considerable distress, embarrassment, anxiety suffered by him and also damages for libel over publication of the alleged incident after Amir Bazli had gone to the media.

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