Thursday, January 25, 2007

Court hearing, 25th Jan

Dear bloggers and readers,

Thank you for all your support and encouragement.

Without going into the merits of the case, here is a brief update of what happened in Court:
1. Today was set for hearing of the injunction against me.

2. My lawyers filed an application to strike out the suit yesterday.

3. On the request of both parties, the Court set 22 February (230pm) to hear the striking out application. It is to be heard before the injunction application which is also set for mention on the same day.

For clarity, there is no injunction order against me.

4. Further, the lawyers for the Plaintiffs this morning raised the issue of comments by readers made on this blog in respect of my postings of 18 and 24 January which may be seen as prejudicing the case. My lawyers asked for time to look at the said comments.

The Court set 29 January (900am) for both parties to inform the learned Judge of my position.

In view that the case is before the Court, it is for the Court to decide on all matters pertaining to the same. We must respect the judicial process.

As such, I have no alternative but to decline comments related to this case to ensure that the proceedings run smoothly and fairly.

I will continue to update you on developments as they happen.