‘Stop dish­ing out ad­vice as your own son was un­der MACC probe’

New Straits Times - - News -

DAP ad­viser Lim Kit Siang is a hyp­ocrite for urg­ing Johor Men­teri Be­sar Datuk Seri Mo­hamed Khaled Nordin to go on leave in the wake of a real es­tate cor­rup­tion scan­dal that is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated in the state, said for­mer Johor MIC Youth chief S. Deva.

He said Lim’s opin­ion on the case was “laugh­able” be­cause the party was em­broiled in a much worse cor­rup­tion scan­dal that had rocked the DAP-led Pe­nang gov­ern­ment.

“He should not be hyp­o­crit­i­cal be­cause ev­ery­body knows his son, Lim Guan Eng, the Pe­nang chief min­is­ter, has been linked to a cor­rup­tion scan­dal where he was in­ves­ti­gated and ar­rested by the Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion.”

Deva said un­like the DAP-led Pe­nang gov­ern­ment, the Johor gov­ern­ment, un­der the Barisan Na­sional, had ap­proached the in­ves­ti­ga­tion in a trans­par­ent man­ner.

He said the state ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lor, linked to two sus­pects de­tained in the case, had gone on leave.

“Johor ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil­lor mem­ber Datuk Abd Latif Bandi had vol­un­tar­ily gone on leave so that MACC can con­duct a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion, even though the one be­ing in­ves­ti­gated is his son, and not him.”

He said this was the gen­tle­manly at­ti­tude of a true Jo­horean who was not afraid to face chal­lenges in find­ing the truth.

“If they are guilty, then charge them in court.

“If not, don’t sim­ply make ac­cu­sa­tions.”

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