GEORGE TOWN: Barisan Nasional Strategic Communications (BNSC) deputy director Datuk Eric See-To is suing Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for defamation.
See-To said his legal representatives tried to serve his writ of summons on Lim at his office in Komtar yesterday.
“But he refused to meet them. This comes as no surprise as he has also not responded to my legal letter of demand previously.
“His (Lim) aide accepted the writ on his behalf,” he said in a statement.
See-To said case management for the case had been fixed at the Kuala Lumpur High Court for Sept 20.
The suit was in response to the Chief Minister, who had threatened to sue See-To earlier last month for defamation, over an alleged report of Lim making “veiled threats” against Penang residents.
In his suit, See-To demanded that Lim prove that he (See-To) had never issued a statement that said Lim had made such a statement or a speech on July 1 this year at the DAP Penang Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house in Jawi, Nibong Tebal.
“Lim should not be allowed to defame me in an attempt to undermine my credibility without a response from me.
“It has been almost two months since he issued a press statement saying he had ‘no choice’ but to sue me for alleged slander.
“I have yet to receive anything from him or his lawyers,” he added.
When contacted, See-To said he had waited a month for Lim to file a suit against him but he has received nothing to date.
“I then announced that I will sue him instead since he neither sued, apologised or retracted his statement. This legal suit is to ensure that Lim takes responsibility for his public statements,” he said.
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