DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang will sue over claims he received RM1 billion from former prime minister and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“I have directed my lawyers to take out a test case to sue the media which printed lies and defamatory material about me, like receiving RM1 billion bribe from Mahathir so that Bersatu could join Pakatan Harapan…,” he said in a statement today.
The claimed, amongst others, said the payment was also to allow Mahathir to become the Harapan chairperson, for Lim to remain silent on the Bank Negara Malaysia forex scandal and for Mahathir’s son Mukhriz be given a safe parliamentary seat to contest in the next general election.
The claim was first made by Malaysia Today, operated by blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin and repeated in a report by Utusan Malaysia today.
“It is not worth paying attention to these “Tom, Dick and Harry”, whether operating outside and inside the country, for they have absolutely no credibility whatsoever from any perspective. Nobody reads or believes what they say.
“But when certain media allow themselves to be used to publish and circulate these vicious and downright lies, such perversities and loopholes cannot be ignored,” he said.
Lim did not name the blog or publication making the claim.
The Gelang Patah MP questioned if it would be acceptable if similarly spurious allegations were made about the prime minister and are picked up by the media.
Source: Malaysia Today