TTF: On the 11th of July 2015, Lim Kit Siang hosted an article by Hafidz Baharom seeking the resignation of Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia. According to the writer, Najib needed to go before “succumbing to his media triggered depression,” meaning, the Prime Minister needed to resign not because of 1MDB, but because of the bad press the media was giving him.
Now, first of all, the idea that the “media triggered depression” was Najib’s own ‘doing’ is a big, fat lie. Not only did Dr Mahathir Mohamad pay billions to trigger a global smear campaign, he conspired with billionaire anarchist George Soros to stretch that campaign through the world media. Hafidz claimed that the bad press was reason enough for the nation’s leader to resign.
So what about Lim Guan Eng?
Has the media not been giving the son of Kit Siang hell ever since the MACC dragged him to court on counts of corruption? Is it not true that the Chief Minister stands accused of abusing his position in public office to obtain gratification for himself and his wife? So why has Emperor Lim not hosted another article – perhaps by Jahabar Sadiq or another one of his minions – seeking his son’s resignation as Chief Minister?
Almost as soon as the winds of conspiracy began blowing towards Pinhorn Road in Penang, Papa Lim quickly attempted to butter Najib up by declaring that he did not believe the latter was a crook (READ HERE)! On the 21st of March 2016, the senior Lim went so far as to tell newsmen that all he wanted was for Najib to tell us the ‘truth’.
Yes, in a bolt from the blue, people who told lies were suddenly no longer crooks. Of course, that immediately meant Kit Siang’s own son was no longer a crook despite lying through his teeth to members of the public. Ironically, it was only some months earlier that the senior Lim insisted the Prime Minister was a crook!
As a matter of fact, a day before Hafidz came out with the article, Kit Siang insisted that Najib took leave of absence over a mere media report alleging that RM2.6 billion was deposited into the Prime Minister’s account. Now, was the Prime Minister ever charged in court over the allegation?
But Guan Eng was, meaning, the Chief Minister earned himself bad press on two counts – one, for documents splashed all over media proving that he obtained gratification for himself and his wife, and two, for charges that the Penang High Court slapped him with.
So why hasn’t papa asked sunny boy to resign one?
News item by MMO:
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said today that his corruption trial, which will start on March 26, may affect his candidacy in the 14th general elections (GE14).
The Penang lawmaker, who is also DAP secretary-general, said he will have to attend the trial in the Penang High Court which will be held on four to five-day stretches between March and May.
When asked if this will affect his candidacy if GE14 were to fall on that period, he replied “perhaps”.
Lim then questioned the reasons behind the amendments to his charges.
“You are charging a chief minister. Why is there a need to amend the charges now?” he asked.
Yesterday, the Penang High Court fixed the trial for both Lim and businesswoman Phang Li Koon on March 26 to 30, April 9 to 12, April 23 to 27, May 7 to 10 and May 21 to 25 this year.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Masry Mohd Daud presented amended charges for both Lim and Phang with minor changes to the original charges yesterday.
As both Lim and Phang were not in court yesterday, the amended charges will be read to them on March 26.
Masry has said only minor amendments were made to the charges that will not affect the nature of the charges against Lim and Phang.
Lim and Phang were charged with graft over his house purchase deal in 2015.
Lim was charged with using his public office or position to obtain gratification for himself and his wife, Betty Chew, by approving an application by Magnificent Emblem to convert agricultural land to residential purpose during a state planning committee meeting on July 18, 2014.
Lim is alleged to have used his position to obtain gratification by purchasing his house from Phang at RM2.8 million, which was below the property’s market value of RM4.27 million on July 28, 2015.
Phang meanwhile was charged under Section 109 of the Penal Code for abetting Lim on July 28 last year in regards to his purchase of the house on Pinhorn Road from her for RM2.8 million which was below the market value or RM4.27 million whereby Lim had allegedly committed an offense under Section 165 of the Penal Code.
Source: The Malay Mail Online