'Pink diamond' suit: Court rejects Khairuddin's bid to cross-examine Jho Low

  • May 16, 2018
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The Kuala Lumpur High Court has dismissed Citizen Declaration's coordinator Khairuddin Abu Hassan's application to cross-examine businessperson Jho Low.

This in relation to an affidavit Jho Low had filed to strike out a suit brought by the former Umno man over a pink diamond and accompanying necklace allegedly bought by Low using 1MDB funds for former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's wife, Rosmah Mansor.

Justice Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim said there is no merit in the application to cross-examine Jho Low as the court feels there is no need to do so.

"The court agrees with Jho Low's counsel (Rishwant Singh). The application has no merit," he said, adding that there is no order made as to costs.

The court has fixed tomorrow for the hearing of Jho Low, along with Rosmah and 1MDB's application to strike out the suit.

Khairuddin had named Rosmah, Low and 1MDB as defendants in the suit filed over the 22-carat pink diamond, said to be worth US$23.7 million, and the necklace, which is estimated to be worth US$4.3 million.