PETALING JAYA: Penang MCA has chided Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for dragging his state and his political partners into his personal corruption charges.
State MCA liaison committee deputy chairman Tan Teik Cheng said he is marvelled by Lim’s ability to shift blame and responsibility.
“He is dragging the entire DAP, PKR and Pakatan Harapan into his corruption charges, which is unethical and a mere manipulation of democracy,” he said in a statement Monday.
Tan said Lim is being charged in his personal capacity, but has portrayed the lawsuits like all of Pakatan Harapan is in crisis because of the legal action against him.
He added that since Lim keeps stressing on upholding justice, he should prove his innocence in court rather than resort to dissolution of the state assembly.
Tan said Penang does not need snap election, which would be costly and meaningless.
“The outcome of the snap polls is not the evidence needed to convict or free him,” said Tan.
He also questioned Lim for doubting the judicial system now despite previously filing legal suits against his critics.
“Lim had repeatedly filed legal suits against his critics and won most of the cases.
“This shows that he is confident in the judicial system. Now why is he questioning the judiciary and manipulating the people into believing it is a political attack?” said Tan.
Lim has been charged with corruption over the alleged purchase of a bungalow in Pinhorn Road at below market price. The trial has been set for Sept 22.