Dear Mrs. Mary Robinson,
"I have no regrets in helping an old Malay grandmother seek justice even if I have
to go to jail, lose my parliamentary seat and sacrifice my career as an accountant."
Lim said. He told reporters after the verdict referring to the gardian of woman who was
alleged to have been raped.
Reported that; Malaysian opposition leader Lim Guan Eng, is taken into custody by
Malaysian police officers at the Federal Court in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (August 25,
1998). The court rejected Lim's appeal against his sentence for sediction and publishing
false news. Lim, national chairman of Democratic Action Party Socialist Youth, will serve
two 18-month sentences concurrently.
Lim was convicted last year of publishing in 1995 a pamphlet, entitled "Ceramah
Kisah Benar" (the true story), which criticized the government's handling of
allegations of statutory rape against a former state chief minister.
"Amnesty International believes Lim Guan Eng is a prisoner of conscience solely
for expressing his opinions and fulfilling his duties as a parliamentarian." Amnesty
International Observer Mark Daly told reporters out side the court in the capital Kuala
"Today is a black day for justice and freedom of expression in Malaysian"
said Elizabeth Wong, coordinator for human rights group. Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM),
"We still feel Lim's case was politically motivated" she told Reuters by
telephone. However; Lim was led away in handcuffs to patrol car that took Lim to Kajang
We predict the future of Malaysia will create real hero of democracy --- Lim Guan Eng.
Malaysia is a country of hope. We need your help to save justice from politically
God always be with you!