Wan Asshima had accused Khalid, along with Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa, of allowing a large-scale gay carnival to be held in KL
The allegation was made in a video clip uploaded on her Facebook page. It has since been removed.
9 October 2018
KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad has filed a lawsuit against a Muslim rights group activist for claiming he “organised” a gay festival in the city centre.
This lawsuit was filed despite activist Wan Asshima Kamaruddin removing her alleged statement on a Facebook video and apologising to Khalid.
The minister, in his defamation suit dated Sept 13, claimed Asshima had issued her statement without verifying the facts.
“In her Facebook statement on Aug 18, she said I had violated the rights of Muslims when I called and approved the gay festival, and it implied that I am a person who acknowledges LGBT rights in Malaysia.
“Her statement was done in bad faith, with the intention to cause the public, especially the Muslim community, to hate me,” Khalid said.
He is seeking an apology from Asshima and damages in the lawsuit.
Asshima, in her deleted video, had alleged that Khalid had approved the gay festival in August, where the LGBT community “will gather to celebrate the victory” as the festival had been given the green light.
“YB (Khalid) may be proud with the LGBT group but to me and Gerakan Muslimah Islam Malaysia, we will continue our fight against them,” she had said.
26 August 2018
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 — Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said today he will continue with his suit against a Muslim activist who accused him of approving a “gay festival”.
Khalid said Wan Asshima Kamaruddin, president of the Gerakan Muslimah Islam Malaysia (GMIM), did not apologise for allegedly slandering him and had only apologised for humiliating him.
“We can meet, we’ll just meet in court I don’t think she knows how to apologise, I don’t think it was much of an apology,” he told reporters here.
Yesterday, Wan Asshima insisted she had never meant to embarrass Khalid, and side stepped questions when made to clarify the allegations of his supposed involvement in approving the festival.
On Tuesday, Khalid said he would sue Wan Asshima for reportedly accusing him and another minister, Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa, in an August 17 video of allegedly approving the purported gay fest, pointing out that she did not substantiate her claims.
She had told reporters she personally contacted Mujahid through WhatsApp to convey her apology, and asked Khalid’s lawyer to arrange a meeting for her to personally apologise to him and find a solution.
The “evidence” of the alleged gay fest turned out to be a poster of a three-day dance event featuring 14 DJs from August 30 to September 1, which she showed to reporters.
“She did not come out with any statement to apologise for the slander, she apologised for instead for humiliating me.
“I don’t feel like i was humiliated from that statement, it is a baseless accusation; it is slander and the person committing the slander is the one humiliating themselves,” Khalis said today.
NGO mohon maaf pada Khalid, Mujahid dakwaan anjur pesta gay
KUALA LUMPUR: Badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) Gerakan Muslimah Islam Malaysia (GMIM) memohon maaf atas kenyataan yang mengaitkan Menteri Wilayah Khalid Abdul Samad dan Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa dengan penganjuran pesta gay di ibu negara.
Presiden Wan Asshima Kamaruddin berkata dia tidak berniat untuk mengaibkan Khalid dan Mujahid.
“Jika video tersebut disalah-tafsirkan sebagai memfitnah mereka maka dengan ini saya memohon maaf kerana saya tidak berniat untuk mengaibkan.
“Saya sudah mohon maaf kepada Mujahid melalui mesej secara terus kepadanya. Manakala Khalid saya telah berhubung dengan peguamnya, Zulhazmi Sharif untuk mengaturkan satu pertemuan antara saya dengan Khalid dan saya akan minta maaf secara terus,” katanya pada sidang media di hadapan Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Dang Wangi.
23 August 2018
21 August 2018
KUALA LUMPUR: Khalid Abdul Samad will sue Gerakan Muslimah Islam Malaysia (GMIM) chairman Wan Asshima Kamaruddin over her allegation that he and another minister had allowed for a gay party to be held in the capital recently
The federal territories minister said it was a serious and baseless allegation and he had instructed his lawyer to take action as soon as possible.
“I do not know where the woman got the information from.
“When making the accusation, she did not produce any evidence that I green-lit a gay party.
“It is a very serious charge against me,” he told reporters at the media briefing for the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival 2018 (KLIAF 2018) here.