SHAH ALAM, 22 Oct 2008: Selangor state executive councillor Teresa Kok has issued a letter of demand asking former Selangor menteri besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo to apologise to her and pay RM10 million in damages over the azan issue.
The letter of demand claimed he had ruined her reputation by claiming that she had supported a petition calling for the volume of the Azan (Muslim prayer call) to be lowered .
Kok told reporters on the sidelines of the Selangor State Assembly sitting here today that she had sent the letter prepared by her lawyer dated 21 Oct to Khir by facsimile.
The demand letter claimed that Khir had replied to a question posted to his own personal blog that there was a petition from the Chinese community in Kinrara, Puchong calling for the volume of the azan at the mosque there to be lowered.
Khir claimed the petition had the support of Kok.
The demand letter, copies of which were circulated to the press, said the words used by Khir appeared to suggest Kok was anti-Islam, anti-Malay and had committed serious criminal offences under the Penal Code and other laws of Malaysia.
Besides demanding Khir to retract his statement, apologise and pay RM 10 million for damages, Kok wants Khir to bear all the legal costs arising in regard to this matter. — Bernama