GOMBAK: Caretaker Selangor menteri besar Amirudin Shari says he will press on with legal action against Sanusi Nor, over alleged defamatory remarks involving the RM700 million river-widening project known as the Selangor Maritime Gateway (SMG).
“My lawyers are looking into it. Tomorrow or latest by Thursday, they will serve the documents on Sanusi. Let’s hope he doesn’t try to evade it,” he told a press conference at the Gombak community service centre.
According to PAS organ HarakahDaily, Sanusi claimed Amirudin was involved in a project with Berjaya Group founder Vincent Tan, who Sanusi said 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, who is Selangor PH chief, said he was disappointed that the project was being exploited for political gain by irresponsible parties ahead of the Selangor state election.
“They want to make it political, but unfortunately, (Sanusi’s remarks) have become defamatory. But when we sue him, he gets angry,” he said.
Yesterday, Berjaya Land and Tan demanded an apology from Sanusi as well as RM200 million in compensation for slandering them in relation to the SMG.
They also asked the PAS leader to remove and retract all defamatory statements in his speech referring to Tan and Berjaya Land and to provide an undertaking that he would not repeat such remarks.
“In the event that Sanusi fails to comply with the foregoing demands by close of business on Aug 8, legal action will be taken,” Berjaya Land said in a statement.
Yesterday, Bersatu’s Badrul Hisham Shaharin, or better known as Chegubard, said he filed a complaint with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the alleged SMG scandal.
He questioned the allowance received by Amirudin, who sits on the board of Landasan Lumayan Sdn Bhd, which is a subsidiary of Menteri Besar Selangor (Incorporated) and the main driver of the SMG project.
In response, Amirudin said he has not received a single sen. “The most I got was probably the curry puffs from the (board) meetings,” he said in jest.