9 January 2018
After Rafizi’s goading, Rahman Dahlan serves legal letter
The minister in charge of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Abdul Rahman Dahlan, has finally made good on his three-week-old threat to sue PKR vice-president Mohd Rafizi Ramli for defamation.
In a statement today, Abdul Rahman said he has served a letter of demand, through registered post, on Jan 5 but the hand-delivered copy was only served to a man claiming to be Rafizi’s staff yesterday.
In his statement today, Abdul Rahman did not specify what were the specific statements which he wanted Rafizi to withdraw.
However, should Rafizi fail to fulfil Abdul Rahman’s requests within seven days, legal proceedings would be initiated.
8 January 2018
Rafizi to minister: It’s been three weeks, where’s the suit?
PKR vice president Rafizi Ramli today reminded Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan that he has yet to sue him for defamation despite issuing the threat three weeks ago.
This was over Rafizi mistakenly naming Raslan Dahlan, who controls the company that organised the Ekspo Negaraku, as Rahman’s brother. Rahman had overseen the organising of the expo.
Rafizi had apologised for the error but said it should not detract from the issue that the month-long expo cost RM37 million.
“Around three weeks ago, or specifically on Dec 14 last year, Rahman issued a statement that he had commenced legal proceedings against me over my comments on Ekspo Negaraku.
“I would like to say that, to date, I am still waiting for the letter of demand from Rahman.
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14 December 2018
Minister sends legal notice to Rafizi over Expo Negaraku mix-up
Rahman wrote: “On Monday, Rafizi convened a press conference and accused me of appointing my brother as the main contractor of Expo Negaraku.
At the same press conference, Rafizi had confidently asserted that he had undertaken thorough research and various investigations, the result of which proves that Raslan Dahlan, the CEO of Pico Integrated Exhibits (M) Sdn Bhd, is indeed my brother.
“Therefore, I have been accused of nepotism in discharging my ministerial duties by appointing my family member to benefit from Expo Negaraku.”