KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has filed a suit against former Cabinet minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik for allegedly defaming him.
The Prime Minister filed the suit on Oct 27 through Messrs Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak, according to sources Thursday.
Najib is seeking for general, aggravated and exemplary damages.
On Wednesday, Dr Ling said he was “patiently waiting” for the legal suit from Najib over remarks he had made against the Prime Minister.
â€œI am still waiting. Iâ€™m a very patient man. Donâ€™t rush, wait for it,â€ Dr Ling had said.
The former transport minister and MCA president also claimed that he was surprised as to why Najib was taking a long time to file the suit.
Dr Ling had received a letter of demand from Najibâ€™s legal team, which accused him of defamation.
The letter demanded that he retract and apologise over his statement made relating to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) earlier this month.
Dr Ling had said he would not back down from his call for Najib to step down, and he was ready to defend himself in court.
He said he looked forward to seeing the Prime Minister take the witness stand.