Opposition leader Hamzah considers taking action against those spreading news that his house was raided by IRB

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KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin is mulling to take action against those spreading news saying that his house on Wednesday was raided by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).

Hamzah who is also the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) secretary-general, has brushed off news reports suggesting that his house was raided and described such reports as fabricated with malicious intent to discredit the image and reputation of leaders from the opposition fold.

“Let me tell you this… there has been so much slander made against me. Therefore, I refused to respond to this slander which is being widely spread.

“What is certain is that I will take the necessary actions when the times come.

“I have instructed my office to gather all the information (evidence) pertaining to the purported news reports irrespective of those being published by official or unofficial news publications,” the Larut Member of Parliament said in a press conference after launching the PN Marang election machinery last night as reported by NST.

According to NST, the press conference recording was uploaded on Terengganu Menteri Besar and Pas vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar’s Youtube channel.

Asked if his residence in Damansara was raided by the IRB, Hamzah replied: “Where did you receive (information to such news) the news?

“You should verify the information before proceeding to publish such news.
“I will not hesitate to take a legal action if you use the wrong word,” Hamzah said.

According to Hamzah who is also the Perikatan Nasional (PN) secretary-general he would prove that such news was an attempt to create a bad reputation against PN leaders, including himself, throughout the period of the upcoming state elections.

“Insyallah (God Willing), during the PRN (state elections), I will prove that this is a slant to tarnish the image of PN leaders.
“They not only come after me, but also PN chairman (Tan Sri) Muhyiddin (Yassin), Pas president (Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang) and many more,” he said.

An online news portal on Thursday published a report quoting sources suggesting that the IRB raided Hamzah’s residence in Damansara.



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