Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Utusan demands apology and retraction from Kok - Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Oct 15, 2008

Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd has served on Seputeh MP Teresa Kok a letter demanding a full withdrawal and an apology for making defamatory statements about the Malay daily on Sept 22.

It also wants a retraction of the impugned statements by Teresa to the media publisher.

Kok was alleged to have said that the daily “memutar-belitkan” (twisted and distorted) her statements on the food she was served while being detained under the Internal Security Act.

The daily maintained that the defamatory statements about Utusan Malaysia were made on Sept 22 and arose out of statements she had made during her press conference three days earlier.

The alleged defamatory statements were published over national media and her own blog.

On Oct 9, Kok filed a RM30mil suit against Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd and the paper’s columnist Zaini Hassan over an article that allegedly defamed her.

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