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Abdul Azeez sues Lim Guan Eng for defamation - Nation

News Summed Up 2018-03-12 05:30:00

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has been served with a writ of summons and statement of claims by Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim. Jahaberdeen said Abdul Azeez is seeking an apology and damages deemed fit by the court, and to restrain Lim from making further defamatory statements. In the statement of claim, Abdul Azeez, who is also Tabung Haji chairman, said Lim had alleged that Abdul Azeez had received a bribe over the RM6.34bil Penang undersea tunnel project. Lim was given four days to retract and publicly apologise for his statements against Abdul Azeez, Tabung Haji, Umno and the people of Baling. In response, Lim said it was up to Abdul Azeez to sue him.