GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng dared MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek to prove the allegation that Lim was having an affair with his former staff.
He said Dr Chua, while doing so, should also prove that Lim's wife, Betty Chew had assaulted the former staff and thus "open a way" for him a take legal action.
"This is to allow both of us (Lim and his wife) to sue Dr Chua and MCA for defamation to clear our name for the sake of our children," said Lim .
Lim said he was surprised the MCA president had likened his 2008 resignation from all political posts following a moral scandal as an 'act of courage and political moral'.
"Clearly my detention under Internal Security Act and my imprisonment in Kajang in 1988 for defending an underaged rape victim cannot be compared with Chua's 'courage'.
"Does admitting to a private moral scandal absolve Dr Chua from blame and transform him into a hero?"
"I can only describe that Chua's 'courage' as the courage of being thick--skinned," he said.
Lim, who read out his statement at a press conference yesterday, said he could not understand Dr Chua's challenge to him to admit to the alleged secret relationship when there was none.
Lim said there was also no need for his wife, the Kota Laksamana MP, to admit to any assault allegation as she had never assaulted anyone in her life.