KUALA LUMPUR — March 6, 2018: Hong Kong-based Malaysian billionaire Robert Kuok stated today that he reserves the right to take the necessary legal action against the Malaysia Today online portal or its author Raja Petra Kamarudin for failing to respond to letters issued by Kuok’s solicitors.
The two parties apparently have not responded to letters issued by Kuok’s solicitors in Malaysia and the United Kingdom.
In a statement issued by his office, Kuok said that although Raja Petra had removed three articles from the portal’s website following a complaint to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) on February 28, the news portal and Raja Petra had continued to make similar baseless statements in some related articles which have been published on the website.
The statement said that Kuok, popularly known as the Sugar King, also recorded his gratitude to fellow Malaysians who have spoken up in his support and against attempts to besmirch his reputation and undermine his loyalty to the nation.
Last month, Raja Petra had published three articles alleging Kuok of funding political parties to overthrow the Malaysian government, which Kuok denied.
A complaint was then filed with MCMC in respect of the offending articles which were in violation of the Communications and Multimedia Act.
Yesterday the MCMC ordered Malaysia Today and Raja Petra to remove the articles. — Bernama