Friday, October 21, 2011



National DAP chairman Karpal Singh today branded Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin a “disgrace” for villifying Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s son in a Twitter message.“He is a disgrace not only to whoever extended him a tertiary education but also to Parliament of which, regrettably, he is a member.

“He is certainly not well-bred for having fallen hook, line and sinker for the vile and vicious attacks against Guan Eng’s 16-year-old son without first ascertaining the truth of the allegation,” said Karpal.

The Bukit Gelugor MP took Khairy to task for the latter’s Twitter message in Bahasa Malaysia that was posted three days ago.

The message read: “Maybe he (Lim Guan Eng) demolished Kampung Buah Pala to replace it with Kampung Buah Dada (literally translated a breast village).”

Khairy posted his comments following spurious attacks by Umno bloggers that Lim’s son was transferred from his school after allegedly molesting a fellow female student.

Yesterday, Karpal urged Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to intervene and stop the baseless allegations.

The DAP revealed in Parliament on Oct 19 that the alleged victim was a former world chess champion Anya Corke, a British citizen who has never set foot on Malaysia, let alone met Lim’s son.

He also warned Khairy, who is Rembau MP, that DAP would consider court action if he (Khairy) continues to repeat the “falsehood”.

“Let me remind Khairy this is not an idle threat. If Khairy wants trouble, he has certainly come to the right place.”

The girl whose photograph was used by pro-Umno bloggers has denied ever meeting or hearing of the 16-year-old schoolboy.

Chess grandmaster Anya Sun Corke said today that she was “shocked, dismayed and baffled” as to how her photo was used without her knowledge or consent.

“I have never met or even heard of any of the people involved. I have never been physically assaulted in any way. I have never been victimised in any way by this boy or his family.

“The only way in which my ‘modesty was outraged’ has been by the publication of my picture in connection with these scurrilous and unfounded rumours,” the undergraduate at Wellesley College said in a statement.

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