KUALA LUMPUR – Gerakan says it is taking legal action against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for his constant allegations against the party, which helmed the state government before 2008.
Party secretary-general Datuk Liang Teck Meng said that among the allegations was that the previous Penang state government, under the leadership of former Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, had sold reclaimed land in Tanjung Tokong at a price of RM1 per sq ft, with an area of 396.6ha valued at RM42.7mil.
The decision to sue Lim was made during a central committee meeting on June 17, Liang said.
“He has released statements and articles repeatedly that were defamatory in nature.
“Such statements have caused Gerakan and Koh to become victims of ridicule, and the baseless insinuations against him (Koh) are inaccurate and defamatory in nature.
“A notice of action will be delivered to Lim today. We demand he apologise formally without condition to Gerakan through a press conference within three days,” Liang said at Menara PGRM here Tuesday.
He said the party’s Central Bureau of Law and Human Rights chairman Datuk Baljit Singh will represent Gerakan in the suit.
Liang claimed that Gerakan had compiled “concrete and comprehensive evidence” which would prove that Lim has repeatedly defamed Gerakan and Koh.