DAP secretary-general told to apologise to MACC

KUALA LUMPUR: Gerakan vice-president Dominic Lau has challenged DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng to be a man and apologise for the latter's remark on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

He said MACC had spent many years building up its image through hard work to prove itself as an impressive force for rooting out corrupt practices.

"Lim is basically insinuating that the MACC are working in cahoots with Barisan Nasional to persecute the Opposition and cast them in a bad light.

"If he refuses to apology, Guan Eng should not cry wolf later on or play victim if MACC take the matter to court to protect its good name," said Lau in a statement today.

In a statement on Friday, MACC said the Penang chief minister must openly and unconditionally apologise within 48 hours from the time the statement was made.

The commission made the demand after Lim described the arrest of state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh as illegal.

The Sg Puyu was arrested by the MACC on August 11 as part of the investigation into the illegal carbon filter factory in a Sungai Lembu, Bukit Mertajam.

He was released on August 14 as the court ruled that the remand order was illegal. MACC is appealing over the decision.

At the same time, Lau added that Guan Eng should realise he cannot continue to question and criticise with impunity against government agencies for doing their job.

"DAP cannot be selective, praising government agencies only when it suits their agenda.

"Perhaps owning up, taking responsibility or feeling genuine remorse is no longer a part of the DAP and the Opposition?

"Or maybe he could not afford to back down and back-pedal on his words, given that DAP had been hogging the limelight for the wrong reasons," said Lau.

 

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/politics/2017/08/273420/dap-secretary-general-told-apologise-macc

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