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|DAP: Blogs used fake photo to tarnish Guan Eng's son|
Bloggers aligned to Umno used a fake picture to depict the victim of alleged molest by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's 16-year-old son.Dap sepatutnya menyaman akhbar berbahasa cina yang menyiarkan berita tersebut. Dap hari ini benar-benar kalut seperti Pas yang kalah dalam peperangan cyber dan sentiasa mengugut untuk menyaman pihak lawan.
DAP publicity secretary Tony Pua said that the picture used by the bloggers had been identified as that of Anya Sun Corke, 21, who is a British citizen and a one-time Hong Kong chess champion.
The woman has no ties to Penang, nor has she come in contact with Lim's son, Pua said at a press conference at Parliament lobby together with other MPs from the DAP.
"(She is) now a third-year student at a top liberal arts college in the United States.
"All these prove beyond doubt that the accusations by these Umno cybertroopers are nothing but barbaric lies," he said.
Pua described the bloggers' attempts to pin the molest accusation on Lim's son as a "complete disgrace to their race, religion and country".
He said these "bottom feeders of society" were "sinking to despicable depths" to wreck a teenager's life.
"These bloggers even attempted to lend credibility to the concoction by putting up the picture of a (innocent) young girl," Pua said, referring to a posting on a blog with the picture of the alleged victim.
According to Pua, it was DAP’s IT manager Goh Kheng Teong who traced the identity of the woman after her picture was posted on the site of Umno-linked blogger PapaGomo.
“Nobody from the school of Lim’s son knew who she was, including the principal and teachers.
“It is not surprising, especially since the girl never studied in Penang, and not even a Malaysian,” he said.
Corke, who is currently studying at Wellesley College, is a chess women grandmaster and the first-ever woman to play for the Boston Blitz, a Cambridge-based team that competes in the United States Chess League.
'Destroying a teenager's life'
Yesterday, Lim had lashed out at pro-Umno bloggers for trying to finish off his political career by wrecking the life of his teenage son with “morally despicable and barbaric” lies.
The DAP parliamentarians also demanded that Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin should apologise for his snide tweet about Lim's son or risk losing his credibility.
Khairy, who is Rembau MP, had tweeted '@PapaGomo Mungkin dia roboh Kampung Buah Pala sebab nak ganti dengan Kampung Buah Dada' (Perhaps he demolished Buah Pala village to replace it with Breast Village).
Pua said: “They are willing to destroy the life of an innocent teenager and bring the country into disrepute by defaming a foreign top achiever for political ends.”
He said Khairy should withdraw his tweet and apologise for the snide remarks “which were not only crass, (but)... perpetuated the vicious lies to his 64,000 followers” on micro-blogging site Twitter.
“As Umno Youth chief who is a role model for many Malaysian youth, and who claims to be an example of new politics, he must take responsibility for his callous action and publicly apologise, especially to Lim’s son.
“His failure to do so will only further taint his character in the eyes of Malaysians,” said Pua adding that the pro-Umno bloggers should also “repent their actions”.
He also called on the Umno disciplinary committee to act against the party members involved to prove that Umno is not “beyond redemption”.
“Failure to take action against these rogue and vulgar members, such as Dr Novandri Hassan and PapaGomo, will only lead to the conclusion that Umno is the real culprit behind this concerted effort to slander and libel Pakatan Rakyat leaders, even if young, innocent boys and girls become collateral damage in the process,” Pua said.
Malaysiakini has refrained from posting a link to the blog, in order to protect the identity of Lim's son, who is a minor. This is in line with requirements of the Child Act 2001.
Sebelum ini mereka lah raja dalam menaburkan fitnah terhadap kerajaan dan parti politik yang tidak sehaluan dengan mereka.
KJ pertahan hujah mengkritik LGE
KJ defends attacks on Guan Eng’s son, calls critics hypocrites
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — Khairy Jamaluddin suggested today there was nothing wrong with his remarks about allegations involving Lim Guan Eng’s teenage son, and called his critics hypocrites for pointing out that he was perpetrating lies about a member of a political rival’s family.
Earlier today, Lim said he was furious with the “barbaric lies” made about his teenage son by “pro-Umno ferocious beasts,” singling out Khairy and other ruling party leaders for perpetuating the allegations through snide comments on blogs and social media sites.
Responding via his Twitter account to the criticisms, the Umno Youth chief said Barisan Nasional (BN) politicians and their families had been on the receiving end of even worse insults from the Opposition in the past.
The Umno Youth chief slammed Penang DAP member Satees Muniandy for being “hypocritical” when the latter raised the issue on the microblogging site.
“Bro, what BN leaders & their families get from opposition is far worse. Don’t be hypocritical,” Khairy wrote, using his Twitter handle @Khairykj.
Satees, writing under @sateesdapsypg, had earlier said, “U jz hv 2 wait! I wnt 2 see wat is ur reaction wen ur Puma & Cougar grown up & treated wt such lies & slanders! (sic)”.
“Puma & Cougar” are Khairy’s nicknames for his two sons.
“Are u justifying & defending Pro UMNO Bloggers cheap acts? I am not surprised as you also joined hand wt them! Gutter Politics!” Satees countered.
He then asked Khairy if DAP members had ever “stooped that low” as to attack the conduct of Umno ministers’ families or the latter’s kin, apart from his father-in-law, former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
“All the time bro. Get real. Don’t be hypocritical,” Khairy replied.
Lim, who is Penang chief minister and DAP secretary-general, had slammed Khairy today for posting snide comments on his Twitter page when responding to allegations made against his son.
Khairy had written yesterday, “Mungkin dia roboh Kampung Buah Pala sebab nak ganti dengan Kampung Buah Dada” in response to another tweet by pro-Umno blogger “@PapaGomo”. [English translation: Maybe he destroyed Kampung Buah Pala because he wants to replace it with Kampung Buah Dada].
The allegations, which first surfaced on pro-Umno blogs, centre on Guan Eng’s 16-year-old son’s alleged conduct in school and the youth’s attempted use of his father’s name and position to escape punishment.
The blogs also alleged the chief minister had then transferred his son to a different school and paid RM200,000 to keep the scandal out of the media.
Despite earning flak from his Twitter followers for his remarks, Khairy continued to defend himself and told another Penang DAP leader, Bukit Bendera MP Liew Chin Tong, to “get off your high horse”.
Another Twitter user, @whackalibabas, called Khairy a “despicable human” and reminded the Rembau MP that “God is watching” him.
To those who backed him, Khairy said, “Don’t bother. Clearly different standards for oppo leaders. BN leader & families are fair game.”
DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, who is also Guan Eng’s father, stepped into the fray with a series of posts on his Twitter page condemning the allegations against his grandson.
“How PM/DPM feel if their children/grandchildren victims of such despicable/contemptible gutter attack built on lies?
“Will Najib/M’ddin condemn such despicable attack on innocent children by Umno cybertroopers? Is this Najib’s “political transformation”?”
“Confessed v sad/down/disheartened last 2 days unable 2protect my grandkids from such heartless cruelty/viciousness.Najib/Mddin condone them?” he wrote.