KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): Harvest Court Industries Bhd has been sued for defamation by Datuk Eddie Chai Woon Chet over its announcements made to Bursa Malaysia on June 10 and 19, respectively.

In a filing to Bursa Malaysia, the company said its solicitors had on June 30, 2014 received the sealed copy of the writ and statement of claim, both dated June 24, 2014, from Chai’s solicitors.

According to the writ and statement of claim, Chai alleged that the said announcements to Bursa on June 10 and 19, which contained a revelation from Harvest Court’s CEO Datuk Raymond Chan of a conversation with Chai during a meeting on May 9, had defamed him.

Harvest Court has 14 days from the date of receipt of the writ to enter appearance, failing which Chai will proceed to obtain judgment against the firm without further reference to the firm.

The firm said it is seeking the necessary legal advice to resolve the matter.

On June 20, 2014, Chan was removed as a director of Harvest Court after a long and tense annual general meeting (AGM).

After the AGM, Chan had told reporters: “I am prepared to make a sworn declaration. So, I challenge Datuk Eddie whether he dares to make a sworn declaration or not.”

“I stand by my statement that was announced to Bursa,” he added.

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