KUALA LUMPUR: Tanjung Offshore Bhd is suing its director Tan Sri Tan Kean Soon and six others for alleged defamation arising from remarks he made in articles published in the media on Feb 9.
The company said it was seeking damages of RM100mil from Tan.
The suit was filed on Feb 24, 2015 and it served on the seven defendants’ respective solicitors on Thursday. The defendants are Datuk Dr Nik Norzrul Thani N. Hassan Thani, Datin Norhafizah Mohd Nordin, Datuk Rosman Hassan, Datuk Norazman Hamidun and Datuk Maheran Mohd Salleh and Tan Sam Eng.
The suit was filed by Tanjung and its three independent non-executive directors, George William Warren Jr, Datuk Ab Wahab Ibrahim and Shahrizal Hisham Abdul Halim.
Tanjung’s three co-plaintiffs are members of an independent panel formed by the board of directors in January 2015 to conduct an internal review following speculative articles published in the media in 2014
“Tan Kean Soon was present at the board meeting, and approved the committee’s formation and objectives.
“The committee’s findings resulted in the suspension from their executive roles of Tan Kean Soon and two other company officials,” it said.
Tanjung said on Feb 9, the articles were published in several newspapers where Tan Kean Soon was alleged to have made disparaging remarks about Tanjung and the committee’s findings.
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