He said he was willing to accept criticisms but not statements with elements of slander and certain agenda intended to disparage him and the state government.
"In the last election, they also wrote nasty things about us but we took it. With or without NST, we have survived all this time.
"We urge the people of Penang, if they want to read the truth about Penang to boycott the NST," he said after visiting the Relau Community Park here yesterday.
Lim made the remarks when asked to comment on an article in the NST on Saturday entitled "What's your beef, Guan Eng?" which criticised him over his preferential treatment of the media.