KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Robert Kuok has pledged to take legal action against online blog Malaysia Today for allegedly spreading false allegations in three articles it published last week.
According to a statement released by his office on Monday (Feb 26) , the articles had cast aspersions on Kuok's commitment to Malaysia and the country's democratic process.
Describing the Malaysia Today articles as constituting "very serious libel", the statement said Kuok has taken these allegations very seriously and reserves the right to take action against Malaysia Today and the author to address the false allegations contained in the "scurrilous articles."
Kuok, said the statement, refuted and emphatically denies the allegations contained in the three articles published on the online blog, Malaysia Today, namely: "Malaysian Insight Funder Fingered" on Feb 21; "Robert Kuok Wants Chinese Rule in Malaysia" on Feb 21; and "Robert Kuok’s Last Chance at Changing the Government" on Feb 23.
The satetment said Kuok “holds in the highest esteem” the leaders of Malaysia who have throughout their lives done everything they can to contribute to the well-being of Malaysians.
"Kuok would also like to place on record that he has a deep appreciation for the opportunities he has had and recognises the contributions made by Malaysians of all creeds, races and religions towards the development of Malaysia to date, and the continued commitment shared by all Malaysians in ensuring a bright future for the country."