DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng has given a PAS MP two days to provide evidence that he and other party members are related to Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) leader Chin Peng and Singapore’s first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.
Lim said PAS’s Kepala Batas MP Siti Mastura Mohamad had made the allegation against him and his father, Kit Siang, as well as Anthony Loke Siew Fook, Nga Kor Ming, Teresa Kok and Ngeh Khoo Ham at a Kemaman PAS machinery gathering in Terengganu on Saturday.
In a video Lim had shown to members of the media at Parliament today, Siti Mastura also claimed that the DAP leaders she mentioned shared blood ties.
“I am giving Kepala Batas (Siti Mastura) a chance to provide evidence. If she fails to provide evidence, I will take further actions,” Lim told the reporters at Parliament today (Nov 7).
“This is not just a personal attack but has racial undertones as well. It is a spiteful allegation against my father Tan Sri Lim Kit Siang and me.
“If you look at her tone, it seems like an attempt to undermine us as leaders personally and to mix in racial elements.
“This should not happen in a country where we are not only a diverse society, but where we must fight for everyone regardless of race and background.
“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 Bagan MP, who is also a former finance minister, said his father continues to be targeted by PAS leaders despite having retired from politics.
“This is another example of PAS’ politics of extremism and slander,” he said, adding that PAS leaders continue to raise such matters despite knowing them to be untrue.
Furthermore, Lim said the surnames are also different and if there are Malaysians not aware of surnames, then it is akin to being a “katak di bawah tempurung” (living in ignorance).
“I think she knew what she said was false. Hopefully, she can show proof. If she fails to do so, I will take action,” he added.
Meanwhile, Malaysiakini 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 48 hours, she responded, “I don’t need to answer a question that does not know the facts.” – Nov 7, 2023