The Shah Alam MP also said he will be consulting his lawyers on Jamal’s demand for a retraction and an apology over the alleged accusation.
“I did not make accusations that there is a link between Jamal and the Pasir Salak group.
“I hope he shows me the part of my speech that alleged that there is a link,” Khalid told Malay Mail Online in a brief text response when contacted.
Earlier today, Jamal demanded that Khalid retract his purported remarks on November 24 that had allegedly associated him with those who had attempted to physically assault Khalid within Parliament’s compound.
Jamal gave Khalid 24 hours to respond to his demand and vowed to sue the latter if he didn’t acquiesce.
Jamal, who is also Umno Sungai Besar division chief, said that there was nothing that could link him to the incident last Thursday.
Last Thursday, a group claiming to be from the Pasir Salak Umno division accosted Khalid as he tried to enter Parliament, allegedly over a perceived slight to Pasir Salak MP and Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman during their verbal fight in the Dewan Rakyat previously.
Khalid had used the word “sial” which means “damned” on Tajuddin, after the Umno lawmaker referred to DAP MP Teresa Kok as a “woman with a Kok”.
Eleven people, including Tajuddin’s son, were arrested over the Parliament fracas under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting, but have since been reportedly released.