Committee vice-chairperson Hue Shieh Lee told Malaysiakini yesterday that she and committee chairperson Wong Kim Hong () had received legal notices from the gold mining company.
According to Hue (right), the notices dated Nov 16 were sent to their home addresses at Bukit Koman New Village in Raub, Pahang.
In the notice received by Hue, RAGM, citing news reports and video clips, states that her claims made in interviews and press conferences held this year were not supported by either independent medical reports or reports provided by government agencies.
The notice says her statements do not reflect the truth and have had an adverse impact on the share price of the parent company on the AIM London Stock Exchange.
It also states that her allegations had constituted to grave and serious libel against the company in the conduct of its trade and business.
RAGM therefore demanded that Hue retracts her defamatory statements within 48 hours of the receipt of the letter, failing which legal actions would be taken against her.
It also demanded that Hue issues unequivocal apologies to be published in newspapers and online publications of RAGM's choosing.
'If they want to sue us, go ahead'
However, Hue said she would not apologise and stressed that what she and Wong had asserted at various interviews and press conferences were true.
"We are not going to apologise. If they want to sue us, go ahead," she said.
Hue, who currently works and lives with her family in Kuala Lumpur, said she obtained the letter on Tuesday, from her neighbour when she went back to Bukit Koman.
She said the letter was accepted by her neighbour last month, since there was no one at her Bukit Koman home.
Since the 48-hour ultimatum has lapsed, Hue said, she would likely be facing a legal suit initiated by RAGM.
"We will wait and see what action they will take," she added.
When contacted yesterday, RAGM chairperson and chief executive officer Andrew Kam Tai Yeow said he would comment on the matter later.
The company has also filed defamation suits against online news portals Malaysiakini and Free Malaysia Today.
Malaysiakini editor-in-chief Steven Gan has vowed to fight the lawsuit.