Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng will take legal action against Gerakan for alleging that he had doctored the tenancy agreement of his private home in Jalan Pinhorn.

Lim’s political secretary Ng Wei Aik said state Gerakan Youth vice-chief Tan Kah Leong’s allegations were “very serious”.

NONENg (right), the Komtar assemblyperson, said that legal action will be taken against Tan for his baseless allegations.

“If he apologise, we will consider, but we will pursue legal action,” said Ng.

He also urged state Gerakan deputy chief H’ng Khoon Leng to retract within 24 hours his statement that Lim is “corrupt”.

“Or else we will also take legal action against him,” added Ng at a press conference today.

Ng then  showed a copy of the stamped agreement, saying that neither Lim nor the state government has anything to hide.

He proposed that if Gerakan continues to have problems with the tenancy contract, its leaders can lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

“We have explained in detail about the contract but they refuse to listen,” said Ng.

“They should not insinuate but tell directly who and what they are accusing,” he added.

Landlady’s name withheld

On Saturday, Ng unveiled the tenancy agreement which was signed in June 2009, with details of the rental payment of RM5,000 per month.

He had then blacked-out the name of the landlady as she may not agree to her personal details being publicised in the newspapers.

Lim is forking out the rental from his own salary as he is entitled to a RM4,000 monthly housing allowance, which was also enjoyed by former CM Koh Tsu Koon.

Ng, the state DAP Youth chief, said the tenancy expired in June and the landlady had delayed renewing the contract due to the controversy surrounding the issue, which had been raised since Lim first rented the unit.

Lim, who is DAP secretary-general, had decided to rent a place of his own as his official residence is in a bad condition and infested with termites.

Lim had also declined to renovate the bungalow-style house in Jalan Macalister as it would incur a cost of about RM500,000.

“By deciding not to renovate the house, the CM is saving public funds. Now his tenancy agreement has expired and we do not know if the landlady wants to renew it,” said Ng.

“If she does not renew it, the CM might have a problem. He may have to live on the streets,” added Ng, dramatically.

Ng expressed hope that his revelation and demands to BN leaders today would put an end to the matter.

'A dog can only live 12 years'

When contacted, Tan, who quit PKR in 2009, said that he may not have the time to apologise to Lim.

“I said so many words against him, where do I find time to apologise one by one. Tell him don’t waste time. A dog can live only 12 years, so better live it meaningfully,” said Tan, who had labelled Ng a “rottweiler”.

H’ng said he will not back down as only those who are guilty would feel the pressure (to apologise or retract their statements.

“(All I have said) is the truth and nothing but the truth,” he added