PETALING JAYA: Seberang Jaya State Assemblyman, Dr Afif Bahardin will be facing a lawsuit from the family of the deceased Corporal Raja Aizam Raja Mohet 54, following his tweet which seemed to be derogatory to the police force.
Dr Afif had tweeted that "it is no surprise to have the police murdered by criminals but, when the police who is to uphold justice kill prisoners, then there is a problem," apparently referring to what had happened to Raja Aizam.
On Tuesday, Raja Aizam died while his partner who was also in the patrol car was injured, following an attack by two men, believed to be Indonesians in Taman Sentosa, Klang.
Following the tweet by Dr Afif, the daughter of the deceased, Raja Nor Atiqa on Thursday evening had updated her facebook status as " we will file a suit for your sake dad."
Earlier on the same day, Raja Nor Atiqa in her status had asked for an open apology from the State Assemblyman before the family decides to file a suit against him.
His failure to do so however, led her to proceed with her next status update to file a defamation suit.
The status also received tremendous moral support from netizens, who encouraged her and her family to take legal action against the PKR representative to serve as a lesson for other politicians.