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Anwar served writ on sexual assault suit by ex-staff

Case management has been fixed on Sept 9.

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The writ of summons for a sexual assault suit by a former staff of Anwar Ibrahim was finally served on the PKR leader today after several failed attempts since the suit was first filed a month ago.

Mahajoth Singh, the lawyer representing Muhammed Yusoff Rawther, confirmed that the writ of summons and the statement of claim had been served upon Anwar’s lawyers.

Mahajoth also confirmed that the case management has been fixed on Sept 9.

It is understood that several attempts were made to serve the writ earlier.

Anwar’s lawyer had agreed to fix an appointment for the suit to be served today.

In his statement of claim, Yusoff, 28, said he had suffered serious trauma as well as physical, psychological and sociological disturbances as a result of an alleged sexual assault by the politician at the latter’s former home in Bukit Segambut, Kuala Lumpur.

Yusoff, who listed about a dozen lewd acts and utterances allegedly committed by Anwar, is seeking a court declaration that the opposition leader had committed the sexual assault, as well as general, exemplary and aggravated damages which include the cost of the therapy sessions he is currently attending.

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