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”.