PETALING JAYA: Caretaker Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Sanusi Md Nor mentioned he won’t apologise over alleged defamatory remarks he made on a RM700 million river-widening undertaking.
In line with Malaysia Gazette, Sanusi was reported to have mentioned that he won’t entertain Berjaya Group founder Tan Sri Vincent Tan’s apology calls for.
He additionally threatened to launch “paperwork” to the general public.
“I received’t (apologise). It’s a growing case and the paperwork will probably be made public. Simply wait one other day or two,” Sanusi was quoted as saying.
Berjaya Land had issued a letter to Sanusi demanding an apology from him and searching for RM200 million in compensation for remarks made by the caretaker MB on the Selangor Maritime Gateway (SMG).
Sanusi on Aug 2 delivered a speech to the general public throughout an occasion known as “Jelajah Mega PN Finest” / “PN BEST Sayangi Kedah Sejahtera mega tour”.
Final Friday, Berjaya Land mentioned it’s famous that the MB’s Speech comprises plainly false, unfaithful, unwarranted, unsubstantiated, malicious and mischievous statements made in opposition to the corporate, immediately and/or not directly pertaining to the SMG Mission.
Berjaya Land believes that the MB’s Speech was politically motivated, is slanderous and designed to place each Berjaya Land and the Selangor state authorities in unhealthy gentle by implying questionable dealings by each events in relation to the SMG Mission.
“These accusations, which we categorically deem as slanderous, false, malicious, and utterly with out benefit, have been made by Sanusi, the caretaker Kedah Menteri Besar.
“It’s with utmost seriousness that we tackle these accusations to clear the nice title and repute of Berjaya Land. We really feel it’s crucial to set the document straight by providing exact and verified info.
Our goal is to right any inaccurate and deceptive statements and to make sure that the reality is acknowledged by way of a point-by-point response,” mentioned Berjaya Land Group CEO Syed Ali Shahul Hameed.
In the meantime, as we speak (Aug 8), caretaker Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari mentioned he would take authorized motion in opposition to Sanusi, additionally over allegedly defaming SMG.
PAS’ mouthpiece HarakahDaily beforehand reported that Sanusi claimed Amirudin was concerned in a undertaking with Tan to develop a RM10 billion undertaking by buying 600 acres (240ha) of land in Selangor.
He additional claimed that the undertaking, involving an organization owned by Menteri Besar Selangor (Integrated), will see Selangor lose round RM180 million.