PETALING JAYA: Caretaker Kedah menteri besar Sanusi Nor says he is ready to face Amirudin Shari in court after the Selangor PKR chief accused the PAS leader of slandering him during a Perikatan Nasional (PN) event on Wednesday night.
When asked if he will respond to the caretaker Selangor menteri besar’s allegations in court, Sanusi replied: “I will do so, if I have to”.
He added, however, that he had yet to receive any legal notice from Amirudin or his lawyers.
“I am still waiting for the mentioned documents,” he told FMT.
Yesterday, Amirudin said he will take legal action against Sanusi for allegedly slandering him in a PN ceramah in Jitra, Kedah.
According to PAS organ Harakah Daily, Sanusi claimed Amirudin was involved in a scandal with Berjaya Group founder Vincent Tan, who Sanusi claims intends to develop a RM10 billion project by acquiring 600 acres of land in Selangor.
In his speech, Sanusi also claimed that the project, which involves a company owned by Menteri Besar Selangor (Incorporated), will see Selangor lose around RM180 million.
Amirudin said he “strongly denies all these accusations and allegations”, adding that he had addressed the matter extensively in the state assembly last year and earlier this year, as well as during a parliamentary session on March 1.
Sanusi questioned how Tan was given “600 acres for free” and claimed that the tycoon had also “taken over 55% of Selangor MBI”, Harakah Daily reported.
The PN election director also alleged that businessmen were robbing Selangor of its resources, adding that PN would not agree to any “projects involving tycoons”.
Yesterday, Berjaya Land said it will lodge a police report and “pursue legal measures” following Sanusi’s “baseless and unsubstantiated” claims.
Berjaya Land Group CEO Syed Ali Shahul Hameed was reported to have said that the allegations were “entirely without merit and lack any verification”.