Umno's Puad invites PM to debate Covid-19 'double standard' claim

Modified 23 Feb 2021, 3:13 am

Faced with a defamation suit from Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, Umno supreme council member Mohd Puad Zarkashi today invited the Bersatu president to face him in a public debate.

The debate invitation came ahead of a one-week deadline for Puad's lawyers to respond to Muhyiddin's letter of demand, seeking RM10 million compensation for his Facebook post alleging double standards in Covid-19 procedures.

"It turns out there is no 'double standard' in the issue of legal suits. One day maybe it wouldn't be impossible for a fisherman, rubber tapper or Grab driver to be sued by the prime minister.

"If that's the case then there is nothing wrong with me debating Muhyiddin before...

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