Datuk Richard Wee

KUCHING: Sarawak Federation of Chinese Associations (SFCA) president Datuk Richard Wee will leave it to the court to decide on his defamation lawsuit against Michael Kong.

“It is already in the process of legal action, so I think it is better for me to let the law takes its own course.

“From there, we will see how it develops,” he said when asked to give an update on the lawsuit he filed against the special assistant to Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman Chong Chieng Jen.

He said this to reporters during the ‘Assist in Distribution of Kenyalang Gold Card (KGC)’ programme held at Gala City on Sunday.

On July 21, Kong had criticised Wee on Facebook for saying that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) was gaining support among the Chinese community for the ruling coalition’s continued efforts to defend Sarawak’s rights.

He claimed that Wee was closely connected to Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) through his business connection and that not many amongst the Chinese community were as fortunate as Wee to be able to rub shoulders and have such close business connection with the top leaders of PBB.

Responding to this, Wee described Kong’s allegations as highly untruthful, unfounded and constitutes a scurrilous attack on his reputation, character and standing, thus taking legal action against Kong.

Wee’s counsel Shankar Ram Asnani on Friday said he has sent a copy of the writ and statement of claim to Kong’s law firm, Chong Brothers Advocates.