KUCHING, Jan 14: Sarawak People’s Aspiration Party (Aspirasi) potential candidate for Repok Wong Chin King demands an apology from Parti Bumi Kenyalang president Voon Lee Shan or face legal action.
In a statement today, Wong demanded Voon to withdraw the allegedly “distorted facts and self-deceiving remarks” made against him within two weeks.
“In response to the distorted facts and self-deceiving remarks made by Parti Bumi Kenyalang president Voon Lee Shan on December 30, 2020, Wong Chin King, a prospective candidate of Parti Aspirasi Rakyat Sarawak for the state constituency of Repok, Sarikei, today asked Voon Lee Shan to withdraw the remarks and apologize to him within 14 days.
“The demand was made through the media today,” said Wong.
Wong claimed that Voon had deliberately distorted the facts and attacked him after his resignation from PBK.
Wong said this has caused damage to his personality and integrity as a man with principle.
He said it is necessary for him to respond to the false and defamatory remarks made by Voon .
According to Wong, after consulting a senior lawyer, he found that Voon’s remarks contained serious defamatory content.
Wong stressed that Voon must bear the legal responsibility for the latter’s untrue and baseless press statements .
“If Voon does not withdraw his false statements and make an apology to me within the time limit, I will reserve the legal right to sue him,” said Wong.
Voon had on Dec 29, 2020, issued a statement saying that the party had served a show cause letter to Wong.
According to Voon’s statement, Wong was served the show cause letter before Christmas wherein Wong must explain why he (Wong) must not face disciplinary actions for his (Wong)’s many remarks and statements appeared on Wong’s social media page.
In response, Wong who was former PBK Sarikei Central Working Committee chairman said, he had submitted his resignation on Dec 26, 2020.
Wong said he left PBK as he had lost confidence and trust in PBK’s top leadership. — DayakDaily