KUALA LUMPUR – The Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng has been given a period of four days to withdraw his slanderous remarks against Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim whom he claimed to have received RM3 million from Konsortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd.
Abdul Azeez also demanded Guan Eng to clear his name in an open apology before all main stream media as the contractor of the Penang undersea tunnel had denied the allegation.
“I will give him four days to withdraw his statement and make an open apology to me before all main stream media. I also demand that he does not repeat his slanderous words on me.
“I want to know the source of his information on the legal letter from Zenith dated last 23 February. They have made the matter viral before I receive the Letter of Demand from Zenith,” he said during a media conference at the media room of the Parliament today.
He also elaborated the news report from TV3 last night which exposed Guan Eng showing a portrait of the Baling MP to the media and questioned the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for not arresting Abdul Azeez.
Guan Eng also claimed that the failure of MACC in arresting Abdul Azeez was due to the matter that he is an UMNO MP and a Supreme Council Member of UMNO.
Abdul Azeez emphasized that if Guan Eng choose to be stubborn and not withdraw his slanderous remarks, he would not hesitate to pursue legal actions against the Chief Minister.
“I will give him a period of four days. If he doesn’t do as I say, I will pursue legal action against him next week.
“This is not a joke on Azeez Rahim as it also affects Tabung Haji and UMNO.
“Do not link the sacred UMNO and Tabung Haji into this as we have over 9 million depositors. I have more than 3 million UMNO members. They all want to know why I was being slandered. Why did he include UMNO and TH into this matter,” he said.
Last Friday, Abdul Azeez lodged a police report at the Shah Alam District Police Station following a letter of demand from Zenith which claimed that he had received RM3 million in bribe from that company.
The amount was said to be paid by Zenith to Abdul Azeez and a businessman amounting to RM3 million and RM19 million for their risk management and compliance consultation service in the 7.2 kilometres undersea tunnel in Penang. -MalaysiaGazette