GEORGE TOWN: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has been challenged to state whether he would hold on to the chief minister’s post if Pakatan Harapan continued to rule Penang after the 14th General Election (GE14).
Parti Rakyat Malaysia election campaign director Chew Seng Tung said Lim must state his stand as soon as possible to prove that he was sincere about implementing the two-term limit for the posts of prime minister (PM), menteri besar (MB) and chief minister (CM) if the opposition formed the next government.
“Make an announcement that you will no longer be the CM after the election to prove your sincerity in wanting to implement a two-term limit for the PM, MB and CM posts,” he said here today.
“Prior to the election, they can make all sorts of promises. Why was the same proposal rejected before, but now that the election is approaching, Pakatan Harapan is making a U-turn? It seems they have something to hide.”
He pointed out that Lim was already a two-term CM and added that the Penang government had the power to amend the law to include the two-term limit.
“So, why the need to wait until now to do it? Why didn’t DAP call an emergency state legislative assembly sitting to pass the two-term limit since it has majority power?
“As a citizen, I will not believe the proposal if Lim refuses to state his stand on the matter,” he said.
Lim said yesterday that Pakatan Harapan would only implement the proposal if they came to power after the GE14.
That would allow Lim to continue to hold the post for another two term.
Lim has also served as the secretary-general of DAP since 2005.