Adham Baba seeks open apology, RM30m from C4 Center over pre-procurement scandal

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PETALING JAYA (May 12): Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba is seeking an apology from the Center to Combat Corruption & Cronyism (C4 Center) and for it to pay him RM30 million in damages within seven days for linking him to the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) contract for supply of Covid-19 equipment.

Adham’s lawyer Nasser Yusof, of legal firm The Law Chambers of Fauzi & Nasser, went to the C4 Center office here today to serve the notice, but found the premises closed and pasted it on the office door.

Nasser said he would proceed with legal action by filing a suit against the C4 Center if it fails to meet the demands in the notice.

He said the C4 Center published a press release, with the title "Health Minister Adham Baba Must Come Clean on MOF's RM30 Million Procurement Scandal" on its website yesterday, which the minister claimed was defamatory and damaging to his reputation.

“My client is seeking RM30 million in damages, an unconditional written apology, apology through social media, apology through a media conference and [the apology] should also be posted on the C4 Center's website.

“He is also seeking [for] the C4 Center to retract the allegations and to stop issuing any statements on the matter, either verbally, through media statements, video or website postings," he told reporters here today.