He added that it was also obvious that Lim was not saying that the arrest of the trio was illegal as he did not use the words “illegal arrest”.
Meanwhile, commenting on the issue, lawyer Mahendra Mahason said there is a real difference between criticising and defaming a public agency.
Sources tell CBC News that Romanado raised the incident during a Liberal caucus meeting last week.
She was shaken and cried as she recounted the incident, and said that it affected her dramatically and affected her ability to do her job.
) is unlikely to apologise over his alleged slanderous remarks against the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), says DAP’s Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh.
“There was nothing wrong with Lim’s stand and the question of apologising doesn’t arise in this matter,” he said when contacted yesterday.
Lim was given 48 hours to apologise after he allegedly told reporters on Thursday that it was an “illegal detention by the MACC” of Penang exco member Phee Boon Poh.
The ultimatum by the MACC was due by 6.30pm yesterday.
Phee, together with factory manager Gan Buck Hee, 70, and his factory director son Edmund Gan Eu Leong, 37, were arrested on Aug 11 over investigations related to an illegal activated carbon filter processing factory in Kampung Sungai Lembu in Bukit Mertajam.
Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali was quoted in media reports that certain quarters would harass and intimidate the Selangor government until the next general election, following MACC’s probe into allegations of misconduct involving Selangor Menteri Besar Incorporated and Universiti Selangor.
To this, Dzulkifli said the MACC was the one that was being harassed and intimidated.
“It is always important to note that actions should never be tried in the media but in a court of law.
“Irregularity by failure to adhere to some procedural requirements is not illegal or an illegality,” he said.