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.
“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.