Hornbill Unleashed

June 17, 2017

PKR MP sues FT minister for defamation over ‘gambling addict’ in mosque speech

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:01 AM

Sivarasa said that Tengku Adnan had described the former as a gambling addict in his speech. — Picture by Choo Choy MaySubang MP R. Sivarasa has filed a defamation suit against Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor over remarks made in a mosque in Cheras earlier this month.

The PKR lawmaker accused Tengku Adnan of making false and malicious allegations against him during a speech at a Cheras mosque earlier this month by claiming that Sivarasa had made a political speech at another mosque in Subang Jaya.

“He falsely accused me of making political speeches in mosques, impliedly referring to the speech I had made in the Masjid An-Nur in Kampung Melayu Subang,” Sivarasa said in a statement today.

“This false statement of his was clearly malicious because he knew I had already denied it in my earlier press statements which were widely reported,” he added.

Sivarasa also said that Tengku Adnan, popularly known as Ku Nan, had described the former as a gambling addict in his speech.

“It is completely ironic that whilst falsely accusing me of making political speeches in a mosque, he himself used the platform provided by a mosque to make political attacks on me personally.

“The further irony is that he failed to realise that the ruling of DYMM Sultan Selangor is in such terms that Tengku Adnan would have breached it if he did it in Selangor,” he said.

He is seeking general and special damages in the suit filed last Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

Source : The Malay Mail Online


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