Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali has denied a portal’s report that he holidayed in the Netherlands during the recovery movement-control order (RMCO).
The plantation industries and commodities minister said the photo of he and his wife carried in the report was taken in 2016.
“I haven’t been to the Netherlands recently, (but I was there) in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 for projects. During the RMCO, I only went to Turkey,” he told the press in Parit today.
“As far as I can remember, the picture was (taken) in 2016, when I went to the Netherlands to meet officers of the International Criminal Court…to take Israel to court in a case involving Palestine.
“As a result of a meeting in 2018, I went again in May last year for a second negotiation, and now, the process of taking the case to court is ongoing.”
The photo posted by the portal shows Khairuddin and his wife, with a windmill in the background.
The Kuala Nerus MP said he will take legal action against news outlets over false reporting.
“Anyone who concocts fake news online will get a letter from my lawyer.
“Today, I ordered my lawyer to sue the portal that carried a false report on me and my wife going to the Netherlands (during the RMCO). I hope no more reporters will write fake news.”
On the investigation into him for flouting Covid-19 quarantine upon his return from Turkey in early July, he said he is waiting for updates from police.
There have been calls for the PAS man to quit his cabinet post for breaching the quarantine order mandatory for all those entering Malaysia.
Twenty-seven police reports have been lodged nationwide against Khairuddin.