IPOH: Pakatan Harapan chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is demanding RM10 million from Pas election director Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor for injurious and defamatory comments made during campaigning recently.
He has also demanded a retractions of the comments, an apology and a written pledge not to repeat them.
In a letter of demand (LoD) sent to Sanusi, who is Kedah menteri besar, through law firm S.N. Nair and Partners, Anwar said he would instruct his counsel to apply for an injunction order against the Pas man should the demands not be met.
The RM10 million demand is as compensation for allegedly causing serious injury to his reputation.
"Our client also demands from you (Sanusi) to cover all legal costs that arises from this," the LoD, dated today. said.
The demands have to do with what Sanusi was reported to have said in a speech during the "Perikatan Nasional Best" programme in Tambun, on Sunday.
The speech, which was carried "live" on Facebook, attacked Anwar who is standing in the Tambun parliamentary seat, which is being defended by Perikatan Nasional's Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
The video had garnered more than 81,000 views, 383 comments and 500 reactions, and was shared 61 times.
In the video, Sanusi was seen reminding the crowd of Anwar's previous convictions, calling the PKR president "morally bankrupt".