Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, have issued a legal notice to Pandan member of parliament Rafizi Ramli over alleged defamatory remarks linked to the governmentâ€™s oil subsidy rollback.
Najib and Rosmah, via the letter dated yesterday, are seeking an apology and a retraction of the statements made by the PKR vice-president during a talk in Bandar Tun Razak on Nov 22.
Najib and Rosmah allege that a video recording of Rafizi uttering the statements had been uploaded to YouTube, with the title â€œRafizi Ramli: Kenapa kita pertahankan subsidi minyakâ€ (Rafizi Ramli: Why we defend oil subsidy).
According to the letter, issued by legal firm Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak, Najib and Rosmah claim that Rafizi also disseminated the video through social media.
They claim that the statement by Rafizi defamed them by alleging their involvement in corruption, relating to purported profits from the recently implemented national subsidy reform, among others.
Najib and Rosmah allege that despite having released statements refuting the allegations, Rafizi continued to repeat them, which caused distress and embarrassment to the couple.
Najib and Rosmah are seeking for the apology and retraction of the statements to be published in at least two Malaysian newspapers of their choice within 14 days from yesterday.
They are also seeking for Rafizi to stop repeating the allegations and make a written undertaking to refrain from publishing them.-NST