There’s a campaign to demonise me, says Lim
KUALA LUMPUR: Embattled DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang yesterday trained his guns on the local media, alleging that they are working “in cahoots” with the government to “demonise” him.
Speaking at the Parliament media centre, Lim claimed that there was a “high-powered and well-orchestrated campaign” to cause a rift in Pakatan Harapan by demonising DAP and him.
The Gelang Patah lawmaker also said the “campaign” was designed to “break his spirit and force his retirement from politics”.
Lim said he became convinced of such a plot following the attack by MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, who claimed that the DAP leader had used a “dirty tactic” to force a BN party into a corner over the Syariah Courts Act (Act 355) issue.
“Previously, Umno information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa offered money to anyone who could write the best essay on me being anti-Malay and anti-Islam.
“I’ve never seen such outpouring, close to avalanche, demonisation of myself in the last three months by the New Straits Times, Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian, The Star and TV3,” said Lim.
Continuing his tirade against media organisations for publishing “lies and fake news”, Lim also claimed that the statement by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan on the number of DAP members who wanted him to quit was “false”.
Later, DAP organising secretary Anthony Loke dismissed claims that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) would be leading the opposition pact in the 14th General Election.
Loke was responding to PPBM president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s proposal for a Malay-led opposition coalition. The latter had said the suggestion was made since Malays formed the majority of the population.