Mahdzir to Consider Legal Action After Gratification Allegation

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Former education minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid is considering legal action after a witness, Rayyan Radzwill Abdullah, alleged during a hearing that Mahdzir had received gratification from Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd for a solar hybrid project.

He said he would seek legal advice on the matter and would not hesitate to take action against those behind news reports on his alleged role in Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s solar hybrid project which was raised at her graft trial.

Mahdzir said that he was shocked at the statement made by Rayyan.

“I am upset with the news reports I have read. The reports seemed like an attempt to tarnish my image and reputation.

“I have sought legal advice and will take legal action to protect my name and interests.

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“I cannot decide on any legal action yet, because I don’t know what was said by Rayyan in court and I have asked my lawyer to request for evidence notes before I can comment any further on this matter,” he said in a statement distributed at the Parliament building today.

Rayyan reportedly said yesterday, while on the witness stand, that payments amounting to millions of ringgit were made to Mahdzir and Pekan Umno secretary Datuk Ahmad Aazmey Abu Talib for their help in getting the company a RM1.25 billion solar hybrid project in 2016.