Friday, July 17, 2009

Lawyer lodges police report against Guan Eng

The Sun
by Bernard Cheah

GEORGE TOWN (July 16, 2009) : A lawyer has lodged a police report against Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for allegedly denigrating and insulting him and his religion, Islam.

Darshan Singh a/l Joginder Singh, who is the legal adviser of the Kampung Buah Pala Residents’ Association, said that Lim’s statement, which was reported recently in Chinese daily Sin Chew Jit Poh (on July11) and theSun (on July15) were personal attacks on him and was ‘kurang ajar’ (rude).

“Lim has insulted hundreds of Chinese, Indians and other converts who retain their pre-conversion names for social and personal reasons. He is hitting below the belt,” he said in a report lodged George Town District Police Headquarters today.

“He is trying to separate the Kampung Buah Pala residents who are mostly Hindus from me. This is diabolical,” he said, adding that Lim is “not fit to be the Chief Minister for many other reasons too.”

Darshan has called on the police to investigate the case under Section 4(1) and Section 298(a) Sedition Act 1948 and Section 298 Penal Code for turning the issue into a racial and religious one.

“He and others of his ilk had in the past begun a campaign against Islam with slogans like ‘No to Islam State’, and ‘Islam over my dead body’,” he added.

Darshan has called on PAS and DAP to take disciplinary action against Lim who is DAP Secretary-General.