State Opposition leader files suit against Penang CM for calling her ‘racist grandmother’


  • Nation
  • Monday, 17 Mar 2014

BUTTERWORTH: State Opposition leader Datuk Jahara Hamid (pic) filed a defamation suit against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at the Penang High Court on Monday for allegedly calling her a racist grandmother publicly during the state legislative sitting last year.

She said that her lawyer had sent a letter for demanding an apology on Feb 27 but Lim had yet to issue an official apology.

“He only retracted the word “grandmother” but maintained his statement about me being racist.

“The term ‘racist grandmother’ is damaging to my image and credibility as a people’s representative.

“I seek for an honest apology and wish to call for a court injunction to prevent a repetition of the incident,” she said during a press conference at her service centre in Jalan Teluk Air Tawar.

She will be represented by Datuk Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos, who was also present during the press conference.

The writ of summons and claim is expected to be served to Lim today or tomorrow.

When met, Lim commented that he would respond to the issue on a press conference.

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