FORMER Bersatu information chief Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan has claimed that Barisan Nasional (BN) had linked DAP leaders with former communist leader Ong Boon Hua, popularly known as Chin Peng first.
Speaking in a press conference outside Parliament today (Nov 16), the Tasek Gelugor MP said tis document that is officially distributed, the content of which has the statement that ‘DAP is Communist’,” he told reporters.
“It talked about the similarities of the struggle between DAP and the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM). It also mentions the background of Chin Peng’s family as the founder of CPM. It stated the relationship of Chin Peng, Lee Kuan Yew with the DAP leaders.”
Wan Saiful went on to read out excerpts from the booklet on “Chin Peng’s family history” that started with DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang and former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as his “cousins”.
He also pointed out that the BN booklet mentioned other DAP leaders who were cited by Kepala Batas MP Siti Mastura Mohamad as being related to each other and Chin Peng.
Wan Saiful said DAP must be fair and take those who printed and distributed the booklets to court as well.
“If any (legal) action was to be taken, make sure to also take action against those who printed and distributed these booklets,” he remarked.
“What I would like to state is that this is not an issue only raised by Perikatan Nasional. It originated from here (the booklet).
“That is the real issue. So, I am waiting for Bagan MP (Guan Eng) to take legal action against UMNO and BN in particular if DAP really wants to clear its name. Don’t be selective.”
A video clip uploaded on Nov 5 that he said showed Siti Mastura telling a crowd at a political rally in Kemaman, Terengganu that Lim’s family is related to “Lim Kuan Yew”, referring to Lee, who was Singapore’s prime minister from 1959 to 1990, and died in Singapore in 2015.
She also alleged that Guan Eng and Kit Siang are related to Chin Peng.
In the same videoclip, Siti Mastura, who is the deputy chief of PAS’ women’s wing, purported that Guan Eng’s wife Betty Chew is the “cousin” of Seputeh MP Teresa Kok; Local Government Development Minister Nga Kor Ming; and Beruas MP Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham.
On Saturday, Bukit Aman’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain confirmed that at least four police reports had been lodged against Siti Mastura. She has since given her statement to the police. – Nov 16, 2023
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