Gerakan accuses DAP leaders of hypocrisy

PETALING JAYA: The Gerakan said today that Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow’s statement that Lim Guan Eng was being politically persecuted over the purchase of a bungalow below market price was “unfounded and unfair.”

In a statement, the party’s Law and Human Rights Bureau Chairman Baljit Singh wondered if the term persecution was used every time a DAP member was being investigated.

“Investigations must take place if someone breaks the law regardless of status.”

Chow had, a few days ago, following a meeting with 25 DAP assemblymen, parliamentarians and leaders, concluded that the Penang chief minister was being “victimised”, apart from being politically persecuted.

The bungalow brouhaha, Chow added, also questioned the DAP’s integrity.

Baljit asked why DAP leaders were blaming others for their own doings, adding that Lim should be a gentleman and own up instead of pointing fingers at others.

Lim, who is also the DAP secretary-general, has come under fire over the purchase of a double-storey bungalow on 10,000 sq ft of land at No 25 Jalan Pinhorn, off Green Lane in George Town, for RM2.8 million.

The property is said to be worth RM6-RM6.5 million.

The MACC is investigating the case.





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