KUALA LUMPUR: The defamation lawsuit filed by an inside design and residential decor firm against tv persona, Awal Ashaari in reference to renovation work on the superstar’s residence has failed to be resolved by way of the mediation course of as each events couldn’t agree on the phrases of the settlement.
Lawyer Sareekha Roslyna Mohd Rosly, representing Naz Empire Sdn Bhd because the plaintiff, stated they might go to trial.
“Both events have filed paperwork associated to the trial, together with witness statements. Naz Empire will current two witnesses together with its director Azrianna Alyssa Azmil and Awal Ashaari will testify on his behalf because the defendant,” he stated when contacted by reporters after the web case administration earlier than Deputy Registrar A. Shaarmini on Tuesday (July 12).
Sareekha Roslyna stated the trial date can be set throughout the next case administration earlier than High Court Judge Datuk Ahmad Bache on Aug 4.
Awal’s lawyer, Hamizah Sobree confirmed the matter.
On July 7 final yr, the High Court steered that the lawsuit be referred to the High Court Mediation Centre right here, and if each events failed to settle, the case would proceed to trial.
On Nov 13, 2020, Naz Empire filed an RM3mil suit against Awal for allegedly tarnishing the corporate’s fame and its proprietor’s on social media.
The firm claimed that the renovation work on Awal’s residence was began after Awal paid a deposit of RM100,000, nonetheless, Awal raised numerous points and expressed dissatisfaction with the plaintiff’s high quality of labor.
Awal additionally knowledgeable the plaintiff that its providers had been not wanted and requested the plaintiff to return the RM100,000 deposit.
Following that, the plaintiff claimed that Awal had allegedly began defaming the plaintiff on his Instagram and Facebook social websites and had uploaded a defamation put up by way of YouTube on a hyperlink with the stage identify ‘SchaAwal’ for a similar goal.
On Dec 30, 2020, Awal filed a counterclaim searching for RM750,000 in damages from the corporate for failing to perform renovation work at his residence.- Bernama