Cops meet Guan Eng over report lodged against son's accusers

BALVIN KAUR

GEORGE TOWN: Police today questioned Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, over a report he lodged six years ago regarding an allegation that his son had molested a girl in school.


Two policemen from the Northeast district police headquarters were at his office in Komtar here at 9.30am. The DAP secretary-general was accompanied by his legal officer Raja Syarafina Raja Shuib.


After the questioning, Lim said he was asked by police if he wanted to continue with the case and was willing to appear in court.


"The reason I lodged a police report was for them to take action and I am willing to go to court to be a witness and give statement against the person behind this.


"After six years, still no action has been taken as compared with other cases involving BN leaders,


"If whoever insults the prime minister on the social media, they will be immediately charged in court but when this happens to me, no action is being taken," he told a press conference here today.


In 2011, Lim’s then 15-year-old son had been allegedly accused of groping a schoolmate’s breasts.


The rumours also alleged that as a result, Lim's son was transferred to a different school in the state.


Several doctored photographs of Lim's son with a girl, allegedly the victim of the sexual assault, also went viral.


Following the allegations, six police reports were lodge against Lim's son.


However, it was later revealed that the girl in the picture was an international chess player Anya Corke, from Hong Kong.


Guan Eng said his son was left traumatised after the allegations were hurled at him.


“He did not want to go to school after that and I was worried if he started doing silly things. Nowadays, you see children doing silly things.


“You wanna go for me, go lah, but he is an innocent child,” he said.