Warisan Demands Clarification From Lajim Ukin; Threatens Legal Action

Lawyer Norazmi Alimat handing over the letter to Maijol Mahap, second from right.

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan Sabah will file a defamation suit against Lajim Haji Ukin if he fails to respond to the party’s demand for a public clarification over insinuating remarks made recently.

A letter demanding the Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah president to make a public clarification was presented to Maijol Maha, his deputy, at the lobby of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly building Tuesday by Warisan’s counsel, Norazmi Hj Alimat.

The letter of demand for Lajim, the Klias Assemblyman.

A copy of the said video and audio clip will also be sent to Maijol, upon his request, according to a Warisan spokesman in a statement.

Lajim has three days from the date of receipt to respond in writing, failing which counsel will initiate civil proceedings for defamation on the basis of innuendo and slander.

In a video and audio clip that has been shared over social media, Lajim at a public event, was heard to have said: “yang bikin IC ini ialah kepala dia siapa ialah Presiden” (the one who made these IC the head of which is the President) followed by a bleeping sound that censored the name of a political party.

The statement added that Warisan’s counsels are preparing a full transcript of the video clip to verify the validity of Lajim’s remarks.

In the letter, Norazmi stated that the absence of a public clarification or denial from Lajim over his remarks in the video and audio clip could be construed as a direct accusation against their client, Mohd Shafie Apdal, the president of Parti Warisan Sabah.