“Provide evidence, retract preposterous allegations within 2 days or I will sue,” Kit Siang warns Hadi

FORMER DAP leader Tan Sri Lim Kit Siang has given PAS president Tan Sri Hadi Awang two days effective from today (Nov 8) to provide evidence and retract his preposterous allegations of him and the party being anti-Malay.

Lim said if Hadi failed to do provide evidence or retract his allegations of the veteran politician being anti-Islam, anti-Royalty, communist, and spreading Islamophobia, he will sue the Islamist party leader for defamation.

“The Siti Mastura Mohamad fiasco has given a new perspective to the wild and preposterous allegations of Hadi against DAP.

“How can other leaders of a political party be different from its president who can make wild and preposterous allegations without an iota of evidence?” the former Iskandar Puteri MP said in a statement today (Nov 8).

On Saturday (Nov 4), Kepala Batas MP Siti Mastura had alleged that Lim is related to Singapore’s first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) leader Chin Peng at a PAS machinery gathering in Kemaman, Terengganu.

Following her accusation, Lim’s son Guan Eng had given the PAS MP two days to provide evidence or face further action, with the 48-hour deadline ending tomorrow (Nov 9).

According to Guan Eng, Siti Mastura made the allegation against him and his father, Kit Siang, as well as Anthony Loke Siew Fook, Nga Kor Ming, Teresa Kok and Datuk Ngeh Khoo Ham.

“I wish to stress that I have no family ties with Loke or Kok. My wife has no family ties with them. No family ties with Nga or Ngeh, who are cousins. What is most important is that I have no family ties with Chin Peng and Kuan Yew,” the DAP chairman had told the reporters at Parliament yesterday (Nov 7).

Meanwhile, Malaysiakini previously reported that Siti Mastura had refused to provide evidence of her claims, with the PAS lawmaker seen attempting to evade reporters waiting outside the MPs’ lounge to seek her response to this matter.

“My answer, watch the video until the end,” Siti Mastura was reported as saying as she continued to walk away.

When quizzed if she would respond to Lim’s demand for evidence within two days, she responded, “I don’t need to answer a question that does not know the facts.”

No proof thus far

In another development, Ngeh who is also Beruas MP, expressed his shock over Siti Mastura’s claims, calling it a lie and slander, and said that the latter was unfit to serve the people as an MP.

“She should step down as an MP and know what to do. As an MP, we are chosen by the people,” Ngeh told the reporters at Parliament today (Nov 8).

“I can’t make a decision whether she should step down or not. I respect the people. If the people think that she is not suitable to be an MP, maybe their voice would reach her. She has embarrassed the voters in her constituency.”

Despite being given time to respond to Guan Eng’s demand for evidence of her claims, Ngeh stated that Siti Mastura had remained silent, and no proof had been presented thus far.

“The people must know that she had lied and made false accusations, making her untrustworthy. It’s a huge mistake. She should at least issue an apology,” the former Sitiawan assemblyman remarked. – Nov 8, 2023

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