Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has ordered his lawyers to take legal action against Kangar MP Noor Amin Ahmad and Adam Mukhriz for accusing him of making a cryptical comment against Tun Dr Mahatir Mohamad.
It all started when a viral screenshot of a post allegedly made by Najib on his Facebook page said “selamat jalan?” (safe travels?), on the same day Tun Dr Mahatir Mohamad was admitted to the National Heart Institute’s cardiac care unit.
In response to the accusations by Amin and Adam against him, Najib had shown his Facebook activity log as proof of how he had not made the post in question and claimed that he was a victim of a photo edits.
“They accused me, and I denied. I even complied when they asked me to show my Facebook activity log to prove that I did not post ‘selamat jalan?’.”
“But they refuse to apologise, because they claim that the activity log can be edited.”
“Weird, activity logs can be edited, but screenshots cannot be edited?” he asked sarcastically in a Facebook post.
He added that his legal team will be taking action against them if they do not issue a public apology and remove their posts discrediting Najib.
“To satisfy them, I will be suing them so that my lawyers can present in court the original activity logs.”
“It is hard to believe that at a time when Atuk (Dr Mahathir) is sick, they can still manage to slander me in such a way just to politicise matters,” Najib said.
Kangar MP Amin has since issued an apology to Najib for accusing him of making the “selamat jalan?” remark and said his Facebook post was based on a status update by Mahathir’s press secretary Adam Mukhriz Mohd Muhayeedin. He had deleted his tweet too.
Amin admitted his mistake for sharing the screenshot and had taken his post down.
“I was driven by resentment when I saw that comment made towards someone ill. Therefore, I apologise for my mistake,” he said.
Meanwhile, Amin said he will also seek legal advice for those who had used his Facebook photos to create posts that are not from him.