Claiming defamation, Datuk Seri Najib Razak today demanded an apology and a retraction from former attorney-general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas for implicating him in the 2006 murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu in his memoir “My Story: Justice in the Wilderness” published just days ago but which has already sold out.
It was reported that Muhammad Farhan Muhammad Shafee, a lawyer from the firm Messrs Shafee Co representing the former prime minister, said that a letter of demand (LOD) was served on Thomas today requesting an apology and retraction of Chapter 42 of the memoir by this Friday, failing which a RM10 million defamation suit will be filed.
“It was served about an hour ago. He has acknowledged receipt,” Muhammad Farhan was quoted as saying, referring to Thomas.
Among the other demands by Najib include having Thomas publish a public apology in local newspapers of their choice and not repeat the contentious statements.
According to Najib, the chapter contained details about the murder of Altantuya in 2006 that implicated him by alleging that he had interfered in the court process during an appeal by the convicted murderer Azilah Hadri, a former police commando.