KUALA LUMPUR: Following her rants on social media recently against a nurse at a local hospital where her mother is being treated, singer Linda Rafar may soon be facing a lawsuit.
According to a news report today, a non-government organisation, Delegation Of Nurses has already started raising funds for the legal fees.
The NGO wrote in its Facebook account: “Berikutan dari kes viral yang disebarkan oleh seorang artis tempatan terhadap jururawat, terdapat jururawat yang kami dapati telah difitnah oleh artis tersebut tanpa sebarang bukti kukuh....Jururawat terbabit juga sudah membuat laporan polis dan segala bukti telah di simpan...Mangsa (jururawat) telah menerima kecaman dan ugutan selepas di viralkan tanpa bukti oleh artis berkenaan...Maka kami, Delegasi Jururawat Malaysia (DON), mewakili mangsa yang diviralkan dan difitnah oleh artis tersebut ingin memulakan kutipan dana bagi tujuan kos tuntutan undang-undang supaya insiden fitnah seperti ini tidak berlaku lagi di masa hadapan.: (Following the viral case started by a local artiste involving a group of nurse at a government hospital, we find that the nurse is a victim of defamation without any substantial proof given. The nurse has made a police report and all proofs are kept to be used in court. The nurse has been getting criticism and threats following the artiste’s actions. We are raising funds to cover the legal fees when we file for a lawsuit. We hope this will set a precedent to ensure slander will not happen again in future.)
On the matter, Linda, 40, said in another news report: “Now I’m being criticised by this organisation. When I shared the posting, I wasn’t saying that all nurses behave like that, but now they’re manipulating my statement. There are many other Malaysians who had faced the same problem, but they didn’t have the chance to air their dissatisfaction. But I believe, God is fair...the truth will prevail in the end.”
Recently, Linda aired her dissatisfaction with a group of nurses, whom she said had not been cooperating with her when she requested that her mother’s soiled bedsheet be replaced.
The posting became viral quickly and even received the attention of the Ministry Of Health, which had sent a representative from the hospital to meet with Linda last Friday.