As a Malaysian, I have every right to clear my name – says Lim Guan Eng

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KUALA LUMPUR: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has filed a RM15mil defamation suit against Malay rights group Perkasa and several newspapers for questioning his loyalty to the country.

The suit, filed in the Kuala Lumpur High Court on May 11, is in respect to the news reports carried by New Straits Times, Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia that Lim had dinner in August last year with several leaders of Singapore’s People Action Party, questioning whether national secrets were revealed during the event.

Lim noted that the respective newspapers had apologised to two other personalities referred to in their erroneous reports but refused to apologise to him when demanded.

“As a Malaysian, I have every right to clear my name against the allegations of my loyalty to the country,” he said, adding the allegations were serious as it was tantamount to treason.

Lim denied ever having had dinner with Singapore PAP leaders as alleged. – The Star