Is ex Malacca CM Rahim opening his own Pandora’s Box in a defamation suit against Mat Sabu?

February 2017

Ex-Malacca CM Rahim files defamation suit against Mat Sabu

Lim Guan Eng was arrested by the Malaysian police in 1994, following his criticism of the government’s failure to bring then-Chief Minister of Malacca, Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik’s statutory rape case to trial when the Attorney General had decided not to press charges. After a series of appeals, Lim was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. He was, however, released after 12 months on 25 August 1999.

The Trial of Lim Guan Eng

Even if I fail and have to go to jail, I have no regrets. I have no regrets of going down fighting for the principles of truth and justice. And pursuit of human rights, especially women’s rights. There can be no women’s rights if women rape victims are considered equally responsible, and even detained, whilst the accused remain free. — Lim Guan Eng

There are injustices in the law which are mind-boggling … The lesson is clear – choose your rapist carefully … As a woman, especially a Muslim woman, I am angry, disgusted and ashamed … As a mother, I now have real fears for my daughter. What protection can we hope for our daughters if, in the interests of politics, a minor can so easily be sacrificed? — Marina Mahathir, daughter of the Malaysian Prime Minister

Lim Guan Eng is a Malaysian opposition politician who spoke out against the rape of a schoolgirl by a government minister. For speaking out Lim Guan Eng was sentenced to three years imprisonment, the schoolgirl to three years ‘protective custody’, the minister has so far not been charged. [The Choice, Radio 4, BBC, May 1998]

Amnesty International has adopted Lim Guan Eng as a Prisoner of Conscience.

Sources of information

The Choice, Radio 4, BBC, May 1998

Malaysia: The trial of opposition parliamentarian Lim Guan Eng, Amnesty International

Malaysia: Opposition parliamentarian faces three-year prison sentence for speaking out for women’s rights, Amnesty International

For the whole article, click on the link:

The Trial of Lim Guan Eng

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Ex-Malacca CM Rahim files defamation suit against Mat Sabu

February 28, 2017

The Amanah chief is said to have claimed last year that Rahim Thamby Chik had raped a minor in 1994.



PETALING JAYA: Former Malacca chief minister Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik has filed a RM1.5 million defamation suit against Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamed Sabu for alleging that he raped a minor in 1994.

Rahim, who filed the suit early this month, said the allegation was untrue and he was not prosecuted for such an offence.

Rahim, who resigned from office in 1994, however, acknowledged police conducted investigations but the attorney-general then had announced he was not pursuing the matter due to insufficient evidence.

Mohamed, better known as Mat Sabu, is said to have made the defamatory statement before a crowd at the Penang Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) branch office on Northam Road on July 1 last year.

Rahim said the disparaging remarks were calculated to lower his esteem among the public.

He said the statement was malicious and intended to put him in public scandal, odium and contempt.

Rahim said the statement in its ordinary meaning or by innuendo meant that he was a man of low morals and had raped a Malay girl.

He said it also meant that there was improper investigation and he was above the law.

Rahim said Mat Sabu’s speech was widely circulated in the social media like YouTube and WhatsApp.

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