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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Warisan threatens to sue Lajim over remarks

KOTA KINABALU - Parti Warisan Sabah has threatened to file a defamation suit against Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah Datuk Lajim Haji Ukin if he fails to respond to the party’s demand for a public clarification over his recent insinuating remarks.

A letter demanding Lajim make a public clarification was presented to Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah deputy chief Datuk Maijol Mahap at the lobby of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly building yesterday by Warisan lawyer Norazmi Hj Alimat.

A copy of the said video and audio clip will also be sent to Maijol, upon his request.

Lajim was given three days from the date of receipt to respond in writing, failing which the Warisan counsel will initiate civil proceedings for defamation on the basis of innuendo and slander.

Warisan alleged that Lajim was heard in a video and audio clip that has gone viral on social media saying: “yang bikin IC ini ialah kepala dia siapa ialah Presiden” (the one who made these IC the head of which is the President). This was followed by a bleeping sound that censored the name of a political party.

Warisan counsels are preparing a full transcript of the video clip to verify the validity of Lajim’s remarks.

In the letter, Norazmi stated that the absence of a public clarification or denial from Lajim over his remarks in the video and audio clip could be construed as a direct accusation against their client, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, president of Parti Warisan Sabah.

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