Rahim: "I'm not a rapist, not corrupted"
Thursday, 23 January 2003
Rahim says he wants to clear his name once and for all
KUALA LUMPUR Jan 22 - Former Melaka Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik told the High Court here Wednesday that he was in court to clear his name once and for all and to redeem his reputation over allegations of statutory rape and corruption against him.
In a witness statement by way of affidavit presented at the hearing of his libel suit against the Democratic Action Party (DAP) and two of its leaders, Abdul Rahim, 52, said that the allegations in a poster and a book by the DAP had damaging implications on him as a father, husband, politician and a Muslim.
...Abdul Rahim is suing the DAP, its chairman, Lim Kit Siang, and adviser, Dr Chen Man Hin, over the publication and distribution of a book and poster which he claimed were produced in connection with a campaign started by the defendants in mid-1998.
The defendants, in their statement of defence, however pleaded justification and fair comment.
Hearing continues Thursday.