Khalid Samad to sue over gay party allegation

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad says the allegation made in a video clip on Facebook is a very serious charge against him.

KUALA LUMPUR: Khalid Abdul Samad will sue Gerakan Muslimah Islam Malaysia (GMIM) chairman Wan Asshima Kamaruddin over her allegation that he and another minister had allowed for a gay party to be held in the capital recently

The federal territories minister said it was a serious and baseless allegation and he had instructed his lawyer to take action as soon as possible.

“I do not know where the woman got the information from.

“When making the accusation, she did not produce any evidence that I green-lit a gay party.

“It is a very serious charge against me,” he told reporters at the media briefing for the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival 2018 (KLIAF 2018) here.

Wan Asshima had accused Khalid, along with Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa, of allowing a large-scale gay carnival to be held here.

The allegation was made in a video clip uploaded on her Facebook page. It has since been removed.

A police report was later lodged at the Dang Wangi police headquarters by the minister’s special functions officer Zulhazmi Shariff and the special functions officer to the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Hisham Fauzi.