Source: Just Read Whatever
Is LGE looking for ‘legal funding’?
Please! From now on, don’t ever criticise the opposition leader, notably from the DAP.
Its a one-way road for them, for people like Lim Guan Eng and others. The like criticising but cannot take criticism.
Of course, slandering has been part of their politics but when they themselves ‘kena’, they will jump on you.
Penang chief minister, who has won a few court cases against the media, is probably looking for ‘more cash’ to support his court case. I say ‘probably’…not accusing, please!
Lim Guan Eng is to take legal action against The Star newspaper and its chief political correspondent Joceline Tan for her Sunday Star column under the headline “Snap Election for Penang?”
In a statement emailed to the press this evening Lim said that he had instructed his lawyers to send a legal notice of demand for defamation against The Star and Tan.
He accused the MCA-owned newspaper of publishing a “false and misleading report” and said that media controlled by the Barisan Nasional (BN) parties, such as The Star, had “persistently demonised and continued their character assassination” against him after he was charged with two counts of corruption on June 30.
It is the second time Lim has taken action against the Star and Joceline Tan. A previous action was settled out of court, with the paper publishing an apology. Lim has also won and lost defamation actions against Utusan Malaysia and the New Straits Times.
An action against Free Malaysia Today was awarded in favour of FMT on appeal last year when the appeal judges held that the descriptions Lim complained about had been made of him as a public official in his position of chief minister of Penang.
Today’s column by Joceline Tan, running to almost 50 paragraphs, dealt with the circumstances of a meeting of the DAP leadership to discuss a response to the charges and how Tony Pua had argued for a snap state general election, while Penang leaders remained silent.
Forgot something, I suppose?
LGE and the opposition leaders are the ‘true’ supporter of ‘Free Press’. What Joceline wrote was based on printed news by various media, taking some sources including that of DAP and Penang state government.
No wonder pro-opposition media never report anything ‘not good’ about them!
Yes, I came across similar ‘journalism’ in some countries ruled by dictators. They had to… or lose their heads!