Malaysia

Nurul Izzah seeks legal action against ‘Utusan’, ‘Berita Harian’

KUALAL LUMPUR, Nov 6 — PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar has said she will take legal action against Umno-owned dailies Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian, for allegedly twisting her statement in a recent forum.

Nurul Izzah said she had ordered her lawyers to take legal action against ‘Utusan Malaysia’, ‘Berita Harian’ and blogs. — File picNurul Izzah said she had ordered her lawyers to take legal action against ‘Utusan Malaysia’, ‘Berita Harian’ and blogs. — File pic“I have ordered my lawyers — Hanipa Maidin and Sulaiman Abdullah — to take legal action against Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian and possibly a few media including blogs, relating to reports with elements of faith defamation (fitnah aqidah) that has twisted part of my full statement the other day,” Nurul Izzah wrote in a statement today.

The Lembah Pantai MP has been under attack for allegedly expressing her support for freedom of religion for all Malaysians, including Malays, in a forum last Saturday.

But she has reportedly denied that she is supporting apostasy among the country’s Malay-Muslim community.

Nurul Izzah today told reporters that she is ready to cooperate with the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (JAIS) over the issue.

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