Sunday, October 23, 2011

Subject: Anya Corke never met Lim Guan Eng’s son
Date: Friday, October 21, 2011, 2:59 AM

Anya Corke never met Lim Guan Eng’s son

Patrick Lee
| October 21, 2011

I've never met Lim Guan Eng's son, nor have I been to Malaysia in the past seven years, says Corke who was allegedly molested by Guan Eng's son.

PETALING JAYA: Anya Corke, the girl claimed by pro-Umno bloggers to have been molested by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s son has denied ever meeting with him.

In fact, Corke claims that she has not even been to Malaysia for the past seven years.

“I have not visited Malaysia for seven years. I have never met or even heard of any of the people involved. I have never been physically assaulted in any way,” she said in a press statement.

“The only way in which my ‘modesty was outraged’ has been the publication of my picture in connection with these scurrilous and unfounded rumours.”

“Needless to say, I am totally baffled as to how this event happened.”

Corke’s image first appeared on a number of pro-Umno blogs such as Papagomo earlier this week. The original photo, which showed her playing chess, was cropped in an attempt to implicate Lim’s son.

Her image was most likely taken from the website,

Pro-Umno blogs claimed that Lim’s son molested a female schoolmate at the Heng Yee Chinese secondary school, and that the Chief Minister had paid off the girl’s family RM200,000 in a bid to shut them up.

This allegation and usage of her photo was incredulous, according to Corke.

“Needless to say, I am totally baffled as to how this even happened…my photo was misappropriated without my knowledge or consent, when in fact I have never been victimised in any way by this boy or his family,” she said.

Calling for privacy, Corke also symphatised with Lim’s son, saying that he was “defamed by baseless allegations”.


In an email to FMT, Corke confirmed that the molest allegations have made her life very “stressful”.

Speaking on behalf of Corke, Gabrielle Yong Wei Chong – her friend and schoolmate – said: “(It has been) confusing. And very stressful to deal with, especially since mid-term exams are taking place at Wellesley this week.”

Yong said that she had been informed by a friend in Malaysia that Corke’s picture appeared in pro-Umno blogs a few days before it was picked up by the press.

Asked if legal action would be taken against the blogs, Yong said “not for the time being”.

No comments: