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Rahim Thamby Chik sues DAP leaders

New Straits Times logo New Straits Times 16/10/2020 Khairah N. Karim
Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik has filed a suit against Kota Melaka Member of Parliament Khoo Poay Tiong and the Democratic Action Party (DAP) over an article implicating him in various scandals in a Facebook post. - NST/file pic. © Provided by New Straits Times Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik has filed a suit against Kota Melaka Member of Parliament Khoo Poay Tiong and the Democratic Action Party (DAP) over an article implicating him in various scandals in a Facebook post. - NST/file pic.

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik has filed a suit against Kota Melaka Member of Parliament Khoo Poay Tiong and the Democratic Action Party (DAP) over an article implicating him in various scandals in a Facebook post.

The former Malacca chief minister filed the suit through law firm The Chambers of Frida on Sept 17.

Besides Khoo who is DAP's assistant national organising secretary, Rahim also named the party's national chairman Tan Kok Wai, deputy chairman Gobind Singh Deo and Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng as defendants.

The were named in their capacity as the office bearers of DAP.

According to the statement of claim, Rahim alleged that Khoo had on Dec 16, 2018, written and published an article in a Facebook post alleging he was involved in various scandals.

He claimed the defendants had allegedly urged Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to reject his membership application.

The post, he claimed, was also uploaded on DAP's website www.dapmalaysia.org which is freely accessible by Internet users worldwide.

Rahim claimed that Khoo had on the same day caused the article containing the alleged defamatory words in the post to be published on The Star Online.

The alleged defamatory words, Rahim claimed, had meant that he was involved in various scandals, had committed sexual offences, misused his power, was guilty of malpractice and was corrupt.

He claimed that the allegations and innuendoes were untrue, baseless, maliciously published, and had caused him to be held in grave public scandal, odium, and contempt by friends, acquaintances and the public both nationally and internationally.

He said the impugned words had also damaged his reputation which will continue for the years to come as it was accessible via the Internet and could be shared over and over again.

Rahim in his claim against Tan, Gobind and Lim alleged that they had maliciously libeled him by publishing and causing the publication of the words to the world at large.

He is seeking an injunction to restrain all the defendants from further publishing libelous statements or any similar libel upon him as well as a written apology to be published in national newspapers and magazines of his choice in a form and in terms that he will determine then.

He is also seeking an order for the immediate removal of the article from Khoo's Facebook and the DAP website effective from the date the court delivers its verdict.

Rahim is also seeking general, aggravated and exemplary damages.

The case is fixed for case management via e-review on Monday.

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