Rahim Thamby Chik

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Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik was born on April 10, 1950 in Pengkalan Balak, Masjid Tanah, Malacca. He is the current Chairman of the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA), and is a former vice-president of the United Malays National Organization. He was aligned with Dr. Mahathir during the 1987 UMNO General Assembly. He was the chief minister of Malacca from 1982 to 1994.

In 1994 Rahim was charged with statutory rape of a minor, however, the public prosecutor later withdrew the charge citing lack of evidence.[1] Opposition politician Lim Guan Eng was later charged with sedition for printing and distributing pamphlets containing details of the allegation against Rahim.

On March 2011, PKR had alleged that he and a prominent businessman, Shazryl Eskay Abdullah, was behind the screening of a video purportedly depicting PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim with an unidentified woman.


  1. ^ Rebecca Foley (2003), "Violence against women: the challenges for Malaysian women", Violence Against Women in Asian Societies (RoutledgeCurzon): 140, retrieved 2009-10-28