KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Aug 2008: Jazimin Abdul Jalil, father of Nurin Jazlin, who went missing and was later found murdered, filed two suits against the police and the government today for negligence and defamation.
The suits were over the circulation of pictures on the post-mortem on Nurin, and the alleged defamatory statement that he lost his daughter because of involvement with “Ah Long” or loan sharks.
Jazimin, 34, filed the suits at the Civil High Court registry. He is seeking general, exemplary and aggravated damages, interest, cost and other reliefs deemed fit by the court in the negligence suit, but did not specify the amount.
He named the inspector-general of police, the Selangor police chief, Petaling Jaya district police chief and the government of Malaysia as defendants.
In the defamation suit, he is seeking RM2 million in general damages, exemplary and aggravated damages, and damages for tarnishing his reputation.
He also wants an injunction to restrain the defendants from further spreading the alleged defamation, both orally and in writing in the media, and an apology in the local newspapers and a withdrawal of the statement.
Jazimin, who was present with his lawyer, Akbardin Abdul Kader, and brother Jasni, named the Selangor police chief, inspector-general of police and the government as defendants in the defamation suit.
Nurin went missing on 20 Aug 2007 after she went to the night market near her home in Section 1, Wangsa Maju here. He body was found stuffed in a bag 27 days later.
Jazimin, who works with a security company, claimed in the negligence suit that several photos of Nurin’s post-mortem that were given to the police were circulated to the public via e-mail in September 2007. He lodged a police report on the matter on 9 Oct.
In the defamation suit, Jazimin claimed that on 21 Sept 2007, Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar made a defamatory statement in an article headlined Siasat Ah Long Larikan Nurin that appeared in Kosmo newspaper.
Jazimin claimed that the article had tarnished his good name and reputation because it implied that he had borrowed from loan sharks and had jeopardised his family’s safety. – Bernama