The sole company given a special contract to import eggs from India has attacked Bersatu's Mohamed Azmin Ali, threatening to sue the former international trade and industry minister just days after serving a letter of demand on MCA president Wee Ka Siong.
The latest threat by the company, J&E Advance Tech Sdn Bhd, comes two days after a speech by Azmin in which he said a company linked to controversial businessman Deepak Jaikishan was awarded the contract through direct negotiations.
In a statement laced with attacks on his politicial leanings, the company said Azmin, desperate "to create a diversion", was "taking his favourite 'backdoor' approach by using a 'lame spin' of a normal egg importation into a fake scenario of direct negotiations by the government of Malaysia to 'buy imported eggs' from us".
The company said it had only imported the eggs as a "stopgap measure" during the festive season to address the shortage in the market "that led to us requesting permission from the government of Malaysia to import eggs".
Checks with the Companies Commission show two shareholders in the company, Jeena Giri and Shahrizal Ahmad, both of whom hold shares worth a total of RM850,000.
Azmin did not name J&E Advance Tech in his speech at the PAS centre in Gombak during an event attended by top Perikatan Nasional leaders on Saturday night.
Last month, the same company sent a letter of demand to MCA's Wee over a speech in Parliament questioning the quality of eggs from India.
Wee expressed surprise at the time, saying he had made the remarks in the Dewan Rakyat in his capacity as an MP without naming any party.
"I made no mention of names but I was still issued a summons," he said.
Last week, a blog questioned Deepak's links in the move to import eggs from India, publishing photographs of him with Agriculture and Food Security Minister Mohamad Sabu during what it claimed was a trip to Chennai, India.
Neither Mohamad nor Deepak has responded to MalaysiaNow's attempts to verify the pictures.
Deepak's name entered the spotlight after his claim that former prime minister Najib Razak and Rosmah Mansor were involved in the 2006 murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.
He also sued Najib and Rosmah over an alleged conspiracy which he claimed led to him suffering losses.