KUALA LUMPUR: DAP Kluang member of parliament Liew Chin Tong should stop spreading fake news and outright lies about the government and instead worry about the party’s predicaments.
Saying this today, Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad said Liew should also be asking Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, also known as “Penang Official 1”, to step down in view of his impending corruption charges.
The press secretary to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said, as the Registry of Societies (ROS) did not recognise the validity of DAP’s central executive committee, Lim was in no position to authorise anything in the party as he was not legally recognised.
“In fact, DAP’s entire leadership is under threat and could be declared illegal for their alleged election manipulation,” Tengku Sariffuddin said in a statement.
He added that DAP should also ask its adviser Lim Kit Siang to retire after “half a century of failed dictatorship”.
“Ask (vice-chairman) Tan Seng Giaw, a long-serving MP with more concern for the people’s welfare than for his own personal power, to take over the party leadership. If Liew refuses, he should just keep quiet and refrain from parroting the tired old smears of a tired old dictator.
“We are now in the 21st Century. Dictators are relics of the past although the opposition, even though it claims to speak for democracy, now has not one but two dictators leading it,” said Tengku Sariffuddin.
Liew was reported as saying that the prime minister was trying to replace key Umno warlords ahead of the upcoming general election and offered money, allegedly originated from 1Malaysia Development Bhd, to Barisan Nasional components.
On June 13, Liew had also reportedly accused MCA of being the ones who wanted to relocate a Ramadan bazaar in Kluang, Johor, 10 years ago.
He said this after being involved in a scuffle at the bazaar on June 11.