Published: Wednesday February 6, 2013 MYT 3:11:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday February 6, 2013 MYT 5:29:34 PM
Perak Speaker Ganesan sues for defamation over lewd VCD
By EDMUND NGO
IPOH: Perak state assembly speaker Datuk R. Ganesan on Wednesday filed a RM25mil suit for defamation against five Opposition lawmakers over a VCD with a lewd picture of him and a woman on the cover
He named assemblymen V. Sivakumar (Tronoh), A. Sivasubramaniam (Buntong), Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham (Sitiawan), Nga Kor Ming (Pantai Remis) and Lim Pek Har (Menglembu) as the defendants in the suit.
“I have lodged a police report on Dec 22 for investigations to be carried out and I have stated then that I will take stern action against those who have defamed me.
"On Jan 15, I issued a letter through my lawyer demanding that these parties retract their statements and apologise to me on certain terms but until now I have not received anything.
"Therefore, I've decided to file a defamation suit to clear my name," he told reporters at the High Court.
On Dec 21, Sivakumar and Sivasubramaniam claimed they received a brown envelope outside the state assembly, apparently containing a VCD with the lewd picture.
The contents in the VCD could not be verified as the recipients claimed they had not watched it and decline to show it to the media.
There was also a printout of an image from a blog and an envelope with the sender's address as “Perak MIC liaison body”.