ALLIED Group has filed a writ against Acting Secretary for Financial Services Tam Wing-pong, claiming damages for alleged slander for statements he made during a press conference in September last year after the Government released a 688-page report on an investigation into malpractices by the company. The company is also seeking an injunction against a repetition of the alleged slander. Mr Tam said he did not want to comment and declined to say if he had been served with the writ. ''There is nothing I can say. If it is a writ and a legal action, we'll leave it to the lawyers,'' he said. Allied spokesman John Wong said he believed the writ was filed at the weekend. ''Anything beyond that I can't comment because it's a legal matter,'' he said. Mr Tam reportedly made the comments during a press conference held at Beaconsfield House on September 18. He was queried by reporters on the raid carried out by officers from the police Commercial Crime Bureau. At the time, a lawyer was beside him, instructing him what he could and could not say. Mr Tam was questioned extensively on the censored portions of the report compiled by government-appointed inspector Nicholas Allen. In the version of the report released to the public, the conclusions to each chapter and recommended courses of action were excised. Mr Tam said an abridged version of the $46 million report, prepared by Mr Allen of Coopers & Lybrand, was released to give as much information as possible to shareholders and the public without prejudicing future legal proceedings. After the raid in September, Allied chairman Brian O'Connor accused the Government of ''attempting to present the Allied Group in as bad a light as possible and place it in a most disadvantageous position''. Mr O'Connor was not available for comment yesterday. In the wake of the Allen report, Malaysian business tycoon Lee Ming Tee resigned as chairman of Allied Group, Allied Industries International and Allied Properties (Hong Kong). Since the raid on September 15, trading in the shares of the Allied Group and related companies has been mixed. The best performer has been Allied Properties, which has jumped 91 per cent or $1.275 to $2.675 as interest in the property sector soared. Allied Group climbed 27.4 per cent to $1.30 while Allied Industries rose 30.8 per cent to $1.06. The blue-chip Hang Seng Index rose 48.9 per cent in the same period. In October, Allied Group and Allied Properties reported profit increases of 38.4 per cent and 12.2 per cent, respectively, for the six months to June 30, while Allied Industries posted a $1.22 million loss.