PETALING JAYA - The Prime Minister's son-in-law Daniyar Kesikbayev has threatened to sue DAP's Raub MP Mohd Ariff Sabri over an article that made mention of him.
In a press statement released through law firm Messrs Noorhajran Mohd Noor on Tuesday, Kesikbayev reserved all further civil and criminal rights to institute legal proceedings.
The post on Mohd Ariff's site Sakmongkol AK47, titled "Faulty Reward System and Changeable Governments" was published on Tuesday.
It appeared as an article on portal Malaysia Chronicle on the same day with the title "Son-in-law Daniyar to be Najib's new 'Jho Low': Disquiet over contract to renovate Govt's office in New York".
The article stated that the building housing Malaysia's permanent representative to the United Nations located in New York would undergo massive renovation works very soon, in a multi-million dollar project.
It further alleged that project was to be given to Kesikbayev.
Kesikbayev, who is also known as Daniyar Nazarbayev and is married to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's daughter Nooryana Najwa, has demanded that the article be taken down immediately.
An apology is also to be accorded to him within 48 hours.
The law firm called the opposition lawmaker's statements untrue: "It is malicious, baseless and the lies are intended to harm the reputation of my client Mr Daniyar Kesikbayev and the good name of his family".
"The words written by Mohd Ariff Sabri is intended to make representations, publishes imputations intending to harm or knowing or having reasons to believe that such imputations will harm the reputation of Mr Daniyar Kesikbayev," it added.