The Editor,Utusan Malaysia,
46M, Jalan Lima,
Off Jalan Chan Sow Lin,
55200 Kuala Lumpur.
“Pengerusi DAP Karpal Singh ketika berucap pada perasmian Kongres Kebangsaan DAP ke 15 semalam menolak Islam sebagai agama rasmi Negara…”
(hereinafter referred to as the said words complained of)
We are instructed to state that the said words complained of are false and have no truth or basis whatsoever and are highly malicious in nature. Our client has not at any time whatsoever uttered the said words complained of.
As a result of the said words complained of being published, especially on the eve of the polling day of the Permatang Pauh by-election, our client has been made to suffer serious public odium, contempt and ridicule, and has as a consequence suffered serious loss and damages.
In view of the highly defamatory nature of the said words complained of, we write to you to unconditionally retract the said word complained of and apologise to our client in your edition of the Utusan Malaysia tomorrow, (26.08.2008).
Kindly note that the said retraction and apology must be published in a prominent part of the front page of your edition of the Utusan Malaysia tomorrow, (26.08.2008), failing which we have firm instructions to commence legal proceedings against your newspaper for, inter alia, damages and an apology without any further reference to you.
Kindly note our demand to you to retract and apologise is without prejudice to our rights to commence legal proceedings against you in respect of the above.
It would be in your interests to retract and apologise immediately so as to mitigate the damages which will be ultimately ordered against you.
KARPAL SINGH & CO.
"No one citizen is recognised as being of a higher position than another in this nation. This nation belongs to all of us. Whether we rise or fall depends on all of us," he said.
National unity? Dear PM, talking about it isn't sufficient; actions and behaviors must be exemplary.