Lawyers instructed to institute legal proceedings against Utusan Malaysia
I have instructed my lawyers to institute legal proceedings against Utusan Malaysia for recycling the defamatory lies of the booklet “The Equity Report (CEC Election Fraud)” of fictitious “Father Augustus Chen”.
In a statement on August 5, 2013, I said:
- “Father Augustus Chen” who authored the booklet alleging irregularities in the DAP Central Executive Committee (CEC) elections last December was “a total figment of imagination of the Umno/BN ‘war-room psy-war’ campaign against the DAP before and after the 13th General Elections”;
- The allegations of DAP election irregularities by the fictitious “Father Augustus Chan” in his booklet is a regurgitation of the many lies and baseless allegations which had been published in some 400 anti-DAP reports and write-ups in UMNO/BN controlled media since January, particularly in Utusan Malaysia and New Straits Times;
- The appearance of the booklet of lies by the fictitious “Father Augustus Chen” in July was to provide a semblance of justification for UMNO/BN and the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to act against the DAP, enabling Umno/BN leaders and Cabinet Ministers to quote the fictitious “Father Augustus Chen” as authority why action, such as invalidation of DAP CEC elections and even deregistration, should be taken against the DAP.
In my media statements in the following two days, I described the fictitious “Father Augustus Chen” as an “evil genius” for cramming and packing some 100 lies and falsehoods into a 12-page booklet, and I gave him seven days to surface and prove that he is not phantom.
The seven-day period for “Father Augustus Chan” to surface have long come and gone, and no “Father Augustus Chen” has appeared.
Nobody expected the fictitious “Father Augustus Chen” to surface as whoever steps forward to claim authorship of the scurrilous publication “The Equity Report” must not only be prepared to face multiple mega-defamation suits but criminal proceedings as well for the mountain of malicious and defamatory lies in the booklet.
Despite repeated DAP denials of the defamatory lies and falsehoods in the booklet by the fictitious “Father Augustus Chen”, Mingguan Malaysia yesterday carried a report by its reporter Kasthuri Jeevendran recycling the defamatory and malicious lies and falsehoods by the fictitious “Father Augustus Chen”.
The fictitious “Father Augustus Chen” made among others, two false and baseless allegations to justify RoS and Umno/BN government action against the DAP, firstly that “753 delegates (mostly Indians)” were not notified of the DAP Congress in Penang last December and secondly, that there were “547 phantom delegates (mostly from Penang)” who voted at the DAP Congress, as well as malicious and defamatory allegations against DAP leaders.
There is not an iota of truth in these malicious and defamatory allegations against the DAP and DAP leaders.
I have therefore asked my lawyers to institute legal proceedings against Utusan Malaysia for recycling the defamatory lies of the booklet “The Equity Report (CEC Election Fraud)” of the fictitious “Father Augustus Chen”.