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Penang chief minister loses 'racist' suit

Penang opposition leader Jahara Hamid won a defamation suit against Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for calling her a racist grandmother.

Judicial Commissioner Nordin Hassan ordered Mr Lim to pay RM500,000 (S$178,000) in damages with a five per cent interest per annum and RM40,000 in legal cost.

Mr Nordin also granted an injunction to prevent Mr Lim, who is Democratic Action Party secretary-general, from further repeating the remark.

The judicial commissioner ordered the chief minister to retract his statement in the media.

The chief minister is filing an appeal, The Star Online reported.

It was reported that Mr Lim had called Madam Jahara a racist grandmother at a press conference after the state assembly sitting two years ago.

Source: The Star

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