Suing whistle-blower won’t clear Azam of illegal conduct, says Guan Eng

Ragananthini Vethasalam

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng says MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki’s defamation action against activist Lalitha Kunaratnam unlikely to proceed as there is no clear cause of action for him against her. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 8, 2022.

THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption chief commissioner Azam Baki’s impropriety and illegal conduct will not be wiped out simply by suing anti-graft activist Lalitha Kunaratnam for defamation, Lim Guan Eng said.

“Azam suing the whistle-blower Lalitha Kunaratnam for defamation by demanding an apology and RM10 million will not make his impropriety and illegal conduct disappear since Azam’s admission is evidence that he did own the shares and had violated the law by allowing his shares account to be used as a proxy by his younger brother,” the DAP secretary-general said in a statement.

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