Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Perkasa's Ibrahim Ali to sue Sun

Pasir Mas MP Ibrahim Ali announced at a press conference in Parliament lobby today that he has instructed his lawyers to take legal action against free daily, the Sun.

NONEHe said that daily had published a report that his Malay rights group Perkasa had proceeded to issue invitation cards for its first annual general meeting mentioning that the Selangor sultan will be opening the event without the expressed permission from the palace.

The Perkasa AGM will be held on March 27 at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

Ibrahim, who was flanked by a number of Perkasa top guns, also took issue with the newspaper for another report stating that the sultan had advised the Independent MP not to be an ultra-Malay.

According to Ibrahim, he is taking legal action against the Sun to defend his image and credibility. He also said that he plans to take the matter to Perkasa to see if the organisation would join him as plaintiffs in the suit.

[More to follow]

courtesy of Malaysiakini

1 comment:

Chauncey Gardener said...

Given the following, what is the legal position on this ?

Mohamad Munir said the Selangor palace had written a letter dated March 12 to Perkasa of the Sultan’s decision not to attend the assembly.

“We have to make it clear that in a letter dated Feb 1, the Sultan had agreed to attend the assembly but due to the current political situation the thought had changed.

“In fact the Sultan Sharafuddin had planned to deliver a speech to Perkasa members with a message not to be too extreme or ultraracial in striving to achieve its objectives,” he said.

Mohamad Munir also added that Sultan Sharafuddin was concerned that his decision not to attend might be construed in a negative manner.

“Ibrahim is not to be blamed for printing invitation cards announcing the Sultan’s attendance as he had acted based on the Feb 1 letter,” he clarified.