Broker shouted vulgarities at me, says state rep's wife

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 22 Oct 2003

PENANG: A broker allegedly banged on a table repeatedly and shouted at a state assemblyman’s wife two years ago that she had a smelly vagina, a magistrate’s court heard here. 

Diong Chong Mee, wife of Datuk Kramat assemblyman Lim Boo Chang, testified in English yesterday that Ooi Bok Lim had shouted in Hokkien: “Mrs Lim, your vagina is very, very, very smelly.” 

She said this happened after she told Ooi to move away from the staff area of her husband’s legal firm and to remain in the waiting area.  

“He became furious and grabbed a chair, sat very near me and banged on the table about 20 times,” she said. 

“He said he could beat me up and was not afraid if I reported to the police. He said at the most, he would be charged,” she said. 

Ooi, 29, had been summoned to answer a preferred charge of voluntarily hurting Diong, 50, with a file at her office, Lim Boo Chang and Co, in Gurney Drive here at 2.45pm on May 4, 2001. 

Diong, who handled the firm's general management and accounts, said she tried to dodge Ooi but he cornered her. 

“His body was so close to mine that I could hear him breathing. It was a great humiliation for me,” she said. 

She said she managed to move towards the doorway when her husband appeared and told Ooi and his friend, vendor Chua Beng Hooi, to leave. 

Diong said the two returned about five minutes later and Ooi continued to hurl vulgarities at her.  

He then picked up a file from the counter and threw it at her and she sustained a cut on the left part of her face. 

“Blood was oozing out. My husband shouted at them to get out of the office. They looked frightened and left,” she said, adding that Lim took her to a clinic for treatment and she also went to a private hospital on two other days. 

“From then on, my health deteriorated. I was admitted to the hospital on Dec 15 for a stress-related ailment caused by constant nightmares and mental stress. 

“During that period, Ooi called numerous press conferences and made wild allegations to humiliate me. My family and I were greatly disturbed by many telephone calls from reporters asking for an interview. 

The prosecuting officer was Chief Insp Md Azman Kadir. 

The hearing before magistrate Ainul Shahrin Mohamad continues on Nov 14.  

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