After being challenged by the lawyers representing bloggers Rocky and Jeff Ooi as a “fishing expedition” in a series of defamation suits that are described as “fatally deficient“, NSTP’s lawyers Shearn Delamore have decided to amend their Statements of Claims against their victims.

Sources from the legal fraternity said with the long Chinese New Year holidays in sight, the amended papers were hastily served minutes before the mandatory filing deadlines with the court expired.

Rocky’s application to have the defamation suit struck out will be up for mention in chambers on February 22. Jeff Ooi will have his mentioned on March 6.

Universiti Malaya law professor Azmi Sharom has described NSTP’s defamation suits against the two bloggers as an act of vengeance.