An opposition lawmaker has questioned if Umno leaders would apologise to tycoon Robert Kuok following Malaysia Today‘s compliance with Putrajaya’s demand to remove articles that alleged the billionaire was funding DAP.
Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching said now that the Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had successfully secured the removal of the articles, it proved that the allegations were baseless.
What remains to be seen now is whether Umno leaders such as Tajuddin Abdul Rahman and Nazri Abdul Aziz would show remorse for attacking Kuok based on those articles that were removed.
“Nazri and Tajuddin must be held responsible for their gangster-like attitude,” Teo said in a statement today.
Kuok came under severe criticism from Umno supreme council members Nazri, Tajuddin, Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and Azalina Othman Said for allegedly bankrolling DAP and news portal The Malaysian Insight.
Although most Umno leaders claimed that Kuok was being ungrateful to BN for doing so, because he benefitted from BN’s policies, Nazri took it a step further by hurling insults.
However, the Malaysia Today website – the source of the reports concerning Kuok’s support for DAP – removed the three related articles yesterday after being ordered to do so by the MCMC.
Kuok’s office has also denied the allegations made by Malaysia Today.