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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19, 2015:

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s lawyer Datuk Hafarizam Harun will ask for an appointment to meet his client after the tabling of the 2016 Budget in Parliament to determine the next course of action against former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik pertaining to a defamation lawsuit.

Hafarizam told The Rakyat Post that he would only seek further instructions during the appointment with the Prime Minister in referring to Dr Ling’s statement who stood by his remark alleging Najib of corruption.

Dr Ling had on Oct 9 replied officially to the Letter of Demand (LoD) issued by Messrs Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak on behalf of the Prime Minister, who sought among others for Dr Ling to retract the statement, apologise within seven days and compensate accordingly.

The matter ensued after the former MCA president made a defamatory statement on Oct 3 that was published in an English portal titled “MCA’s Liong Sik joins call for Najib’s ouster for allegedly putting people’s money in his own pocket”.

Dr Ling, however, refused to bow down and, instead, in a statement, said that he would defend himself and said “see you in court” to the Prime Minster.

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