Penang CM sues Temerloh MP Nasrudin Hassan

Penang CM sues Temerloh MP Nasrudin Hassan
Lim said a notice on the move had been sent to the Central PAS Committee member concerning his statement on a social site dated Aug 6. - File Photo
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has proceeded with his intention to sue Temerloh Member of Parliament Nasrudin Hassan for failing to apologise on his purportedly slanderous statement.

Lim said a notice on the move had been sent to the Central PAS Committee member concerning his statement on a social site titled "What is the difference between Kidex and Penang tunnel?", on Aug 6.
He said Nasrudin not only did not apologise over the statement but also made another slanderous statement that alleged the undersea tunnel project was carried out via direct negotiation.

"Nasrudin did not apologise but made another statement and it will be referred to my lawyer. The notice which was sent yesterday is based on his first statement," he told reporters here today.

On Aug 6, Nasrudin questioned why the Menteri Besar of Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim was condemned in connection with the Kinrara-Damansara Highway Project (Kidex), but the same action was not directed at Guan Eng in the construction of the undersea tunnel which he claimed was awarded via direct
negotiation.

According to Nasrudin, the tunnel project, valued at RM4.63 billion, was fully financed by the Penang DAP state government and awarded to the developer, Construction Zenith BUCG Sdn Bhd via direct negotiation.