New Straits Times
Koh, Liang to testify in Gerakan’s defamation suit against Guan Eng
GEORGE TOWN: Former chief minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon and Gerakan secretary-general Datuk Liang Teck Meng are among those who will be called to testify in the party’s defamation suit against Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
State Barisan Nasional chairman Teng Chang Yeow will also be called.
Lawyer Datuk Baljit Singh, who is representing the party, said this yesterday.
He said High Court judge Datuk Rosilah Yop fixed Oct 22 to 26 for hearing.
“The plaintiff will call five witnesses, among them are Koh, Liang and Teng. Two others will be decided later.
“The defendant will call five witnesses, among them is Lim. The rest will be decided during the handover of documents.”
Rosilah fixed Aug 29 for case management.
On July 25 last year, Gerakan filed a suit against Lim for repeatedly alleging that the state’s former BN-led administration had sold a plot of prime land in Tanjung Pinang to a private company for a minimal premium of RM1 per sq ft.
In its statement of claim, the plaintiff claimed that Lim had, with ill intention, uttered defamatory statements against the party, with regard to the sale.
The matter was reported in several media outlets.