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Jamal apologises to former minister Yeo, settles defamation suit

KUALA LUMPUR (March 2): Sungai Besar Umno division head Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos (pictuied) today apologised to former energy, science, technology, environment and climate change minister Yeo Bee Yin to settle a defamation suit in relation to Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds.

Jamal, 50, read out his statement of apology on the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex compound here.

Today and Thursday were originally scheduled for the hearing of the suit in the High Court here before Judge Datuk Rozana Ali Yusoff, but both parties agreed to settle it through a consent judgement.

"I now acknowledge that YB Yeo Bee Yin is an honest and transparent person in managing Skim Mesra Usia Emas money.

"I would like to apologise to YB Yeo Bee Yin for my mistake. I'm sorry, YB Yeo Bee Yin," he said.

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