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Friday, September 18, 2009

PKR vs DAP in Kuching

KUCHING – It’s a case of the usual suspects in the on-going saga between the PKR and DAP in Kuching. The personalities involved do not hide their dislike for each other although they both belong to the same Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

Today Padungan assemblyman Dominique Ng of PKR has filed a defamation suit against Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen of the DAP, the Star reported.

Ng alleged that Chong, the Sarawak DAP state secretary and also Kota Sentosa assemblyman, had defamed him in several press statements published by two Chinese newspapers.


“The most serious allegation was when he accused me of being a ‘stumbling block’ to the co-operation between PKR and DAP,” he said.

Ng (right) also named See Hua Daily News and Sin Chew Media Corp, which published the statements, as co-defendants.

Getting used to suits

In his suit, he would leave it to the court to decide on damages.

Chong (left) said he received the writ on Monday, adding that he was not afraid of the lawsuit.

“I have learnt from experience and am used to it,” he added.

Chong’s father Siaw Chiang earlier brought a similar defamation suit against Ng who was the former state PKR liaison chairman.

“Siaw Chiang sued me over an incident during the March 2008 general election. I have counter-sued him over another incident,” added Ng.

Strange bed fellows!

Any suit against Mrs Chong Senior or Junior to come a complete cycle?

by: linasoo

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