Al Madinah International University (Mediu) is contemplating suing a local newspaper for defamation for allegedly publishing a false report on the university.
Its chief executive officer, Prof Dr Mohammad Khalifa Al-Tamimi, claimed that the newspaper had published a report last Friday (Dec 16) alleging that the university was propagating hatred for other sects in Islam, other than that of the Sunnah Wal Jamaah.
He claimed the report also stated the university’s recognition by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) had been withdrawn.
“The report by the newspaper is not true and made with malicious intent. The newspaper did not contact Mediu for clarification before publishing the report,” he said in a statement which was read out at a media conference in Shah Alam today.
The statement, in Arabic, was then translated by Mediu deputy chief executive officer Associate Professor Dr Ab Rahim Ismail.