Skip to main content

Advertisement

Advertisement

Najib, Rosmah file libel suit over DAP MP’s Facebook post

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor have initiated a libel suit against DAP lawmaker Nga Kor Ming for alleging that that the prime minister’s wife attended Cabinet meetings.

Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife, Mdm Rosmah Mansor. The Malaysian Insider file photo

Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife, Mdm Rosmah Mansor. The Malaysian Insider file photo

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor have initiated a libel suit against DAP lawmaker Nga Kor Ming for alleging that that the prime minister’s wife attended Cabinet meetings.

According to The Star on its website, UMNO lawyer Mohd Hafarizam Harun, who is representing the duo, said the lawsuit will be served on Nga today (June 15).

In a social media post in March, Mr Nga used a photograph that showed Mr Najib and Madam Rosmah together with several ministers, and asked why the prime minister’s wife needed to be present during Cabinet meetings.

It was later revealed that the image used was not from a Cabinet meeting, but from an official visit abroad by the prime minister.

In April, Mr Najib and Mdm Rosmah sent a letter of demand to Mr Nga demanding an apology and retraction.

Mr Najib had then said that Mr Nga’s remarks on the social media site, which inaccurately suggested that Mdm Rosmah had attended a Cabinet meeting, reeked of ill-will.

“I am prepared to receive suggestions and criticism against the leadership, its policies and the administration but MP Nga Kor Ming’s remarks on his Facebook page, and the picture (used) of me and my wife, were defamatory and malicious,” said Mr Najib. MALAY MAIL ONLINE

Read more of the latest in

Advertisement

Popular

Advertisement

Stay in the know. Anytime. Anywhere.

Subscribe to get daily news updates, insights and must reads delivered straight to your inbox.

By clicking subscribe, I agree for my personal data to be used to send me TODAY newsletters, promotional offers and for research and analysis.