KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 ― Opposition politician Khalid Samad must retract his recent remarks over a Parliament rioting incident or face a lawsuit, the Red Shirts movement's leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos said today.
Jamal, who is also Umno Sungai Besar division chief, said the Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) MP for Shah Alam will have a day to respond to this demand.
“For that I give a period of 24 hours for him to respond to this in the media and after that I will proceed with my lawyer to demand his official apology according to the manner which I will determine in the future.
“His failure and negligence to do what is being ordered will amount to a legal action or lawsuit in court,” he said in a statement.
Jamal demanded that Khalid retract his remarks on November 24 that had allegedly associated him with those who had attempted to physically assault the Amanah politician within Parliament's compound.
“I strongly stress that there are no elements at all that can link me to that incident and it is unreasonable for him as a member of Parliament to label me as justifying his speech in a press conference dated 24/11/2016,” Jamal said.
Last Thursday, a group claiming to be from the Pasir Salak Umno division sought to accost Khalid as he tried to enter the Parliament building, but security personnel managed to prevent this and saved him from being punched.
Deputy minister Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, who is also the MP for Pasir Salak, had referred to DAP MP Teresa Kok as a “woman with a Kok” in the Dewan Rakyat.
Tajuddin and Khalid subsequently had a verbal spat where the former was called “sial” or damned in the ensuing argument, for which Tajuddin has threatened to sue.
The police had last week arrested ten men ― including Tajuddin's son ― and also a woman who surrendered for the attempted attack on Khalid. The police have reportedly released the 11 on Saturday.