Guan Eng to testify in court

On Feb 28, the court granted Lim who is the former Penang Chief Minister a judgement in default after his suit went uncontested. Source (pic): TTF Files

ليم ڬوان اڠ اكن بري كتراڠن د محكمه

Former Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng will take the witness box on Aug 21 for the hearing to assess the quantum of damages in his defamation suit against blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin over corruption allegations in relation to the Penang undersea tunnel project. 

The assessment of damages is in relation to a judgement in default that Lim successfully obtained from the High Court against the controversial blogger also referred to as RPK on Feb 28.

In the statement of claim, Lim among others said the defamatory allegations in the articles had painted him as indulging in corrupt practices while serving as a chief minister. 

Lim had attempted to serve the writ of summons and statement of claim to the blogger by personal service at his last known address obtained from the National Registration Department and the Election Commission.


KUALA LUMPUR: Former Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng will take the witness box on Aug 21 for the hearing to assess the quantum of damages in his defamation suit against blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin over corruption allegations in relation to the Penang undersea tunnel project.

The assessment of damages is in relation to a judgement in default that Lim successfully obtained from the High Court against the controversial blogger also referred to as RPK on Feb 28.




Counsel Simon Murali who appeared for Lim said his client will be the sole plaintiff witness to testify in the hearing.

“The court has fixed Aug 21 for hearing and so far the only plaintiff witness that will testify is Lim himself,” he said after the matter came up for case management in the chambers of High Court judge Datin Rohani Ismail today.

On Feb 28, the court granted Lim who is the former Penang Chief Minister a judgement in default after his suit went uncontested.

He filed the defamation suit against Raja Petra on Sept 6, last year, over 10 articles carried on the latter’s online news portal “Malaysia Today” which were published between Feb 24 and March 15, 2019, in both English and Bahasa Malaysia.

The series of articles entitled “From the MACC Files” were in regards with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigation into the issue of alleged corruption in the infrastructure project.

In the statement of claim, Lim among others said the defamatory allegations in the articles had painted him as indulging in corrupt practices while serving as a chief minister.

Lim had sought exemplary damages on grounds that Raja Petra had profited from the huge volume of readership on the articles.

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He had also, among others, sought a front-page apology, and an injunction to prevent the blogger from issuing or publishing the allegations.

Lim had attempted to serve the writ of summons and statement of claim to the blogger by personal service at his last known address obtained from the National Registration Department and the Election Commission.

However, after an unsuccessful attempt to serve Raja Petra, Lim subsequently applied to the court for a substitute service wherein he placed a notice of the suit in three newspapers.

As of Feb 10, Raja Petra had yet to respond to the notice to contest the suit and Lim subsequently filed for a judgment in default.

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