PETALING JAYA: Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan (pic) has challenged Lim Guan Eng to sue him for defamation after the Penang Chief Minister claimed that he “chickened out” of his debate challenge.
The Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister alleged that Lim was talking like an “uncivilised street hustler” rather than observing the decorum of a chief minister.
“If you think what I exposed about you was a bluff, just sue me for defamation. I will gladly see you in court!
“As a street hustler, you cleverly used my deference to the office of the IGP and MACC as a sign of a cowardice,” Abdul Rahman, who is also Kota Belud MP, said in a series of tweets on Sunday.
This followed after the Penang Chief Minister claimed Abdul Rahman should admit that he failed miserably to live up to expectations of a minister after “chickening out” of his own debate challenge with Lim.
The duo were due to debate live on the Taman Manggis land issue last week but an advisory panel of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Inspector-General of Police had asked for the debate to be cancelled.