PETALING JAYA – Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik (pic) has threatened to take legal action against Amanah president Mohamad Sabu, also known as Mat Sabu, for allegedly accusing him of sexual offence when he was in office.
“I was never charged by any court for sexual offence and I will make sure that Mat Sabu will be dragged to court,” the former Malacca chief minister said in a tweet on Saturday night.
Mat Sabu had reportedly described the recent arrest of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as a “rerun” of a similar plot.
Speaking to a crowd outside the Penang MACC office on Thursday night, the former PAS member allegedly said what happened to Lim was similar to an episode that had occurred in 1998.
He claimed that Lim defended the victim and ended up in jail.
Abdul Rahim was the chief minister from 1982 to 1994, and had been accused of statutory rape of a minor.
He then had to temporarily vacate his position pending investigations into the case.
In 1994, the then Attorney-General decided that there was not enough evidence to charge him in court. – The Star Online