Perkasa urges CM to reveal name of house occupant
KUALA LUMPUR: A Perkasa leader yesterday urged Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to reveal the identity of the occupant of a posh three-storey terrace house in Lorong Chemor, George Town.
Its information chief, Ruslan Kassim, said Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general, should not find excuses to avoid the issue as he could easily obtain the occupant's name.
"As a chief minister, he (Lim) has the means of finding out who owns the house in question," said Ruslan yesterday.
"He can obtain the information from Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) with just one call.
"If MPPP mentions a name that is controversial or sensitive to Lim and his wife, he could, however, sue it."
On Friday, Kedah Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Tanah Air (Kita) Youth treasurer H'ng Sau Ping questioned Lim on whether his former staff owned a house in Lorong Chemor, George Town.
He said he had received a tip-off on the identity of the occupant of the house from a senior state Parti Keadilan Rakyat member.
He said if Lim was reluctant to reveal the name, his wife, Betty Chew Gek Cheng, should do so.
He said Chew, who is assemblyman for Kota Laksamana in Malacca, should reveal the identity of the person to support her husband's competency, accountability and transparency principles.
"I have been told that the occupant used to work with Lim at his office in Komtar.
"I can't reveal much about the identity of the occupant now since Lim has a tendency of suing when he is under pressure," said H'ng in Sungai Petani.