Dr Khir apologises to Khalid, defamation suit settled
A defamation suit between two former Selangor Menteri Besar was settled when Dr Mohd Khir Toyo apologised to Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim at the Shah Alam High Court today the Star online has reported.
“I sincerely offer my apologies to Khalid for the two statements I’ve made against him.
“As the Opposition leader at that time, I might have tarnished, damaged his image, reputation and integrity being the Menteri Besar,” Dr Mohd Khir was quoted as saying in the report.
Dr Khir was the Selangor opposition leader from 2008 while Khalid lead Selangor until he resigned last year.
The report said Khalid’s counsel, S. N. Nair, said both parties agreed on the apology and a settlement with costs. The cost was not disclosed.
The report said the dispute revolves around two defamation suits filed by the two former Selangor Mentris Besar in 2009 over allegations related to Khalid’s personal vehicle and the purchase of 46 cows.
It said the suits were also related to two articles bearing the allegations, which appeared in the New Straits Times and Utusan Malaysia in January the same year. – March 26, 2015.