Jelutong MP also said waiting for controversial blogger Raja Petra to return to Malaysia to prove his graft claims against the Finance Minister concerning the award of the Penang undersea tunnel project.
Jelutong MP RSN Rayer urged the Inspector-General of Police to immediately investigate the individual behind a video on social media who defamed and threatened Lim Guan Eng.
“The safety of our Finance Minister is at stake.
“The man in the video gave defamatory statements and posted (statements that constituted) criminal intimidation against our Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, who is also Bagan MP,” he told reporters after lodging a police report at the Datuk Keramat police station in Penang on Friday (March 15).
The man behind the video reportedly challenged Lim to go to Rantau, threatening to do something to Lim if he saw him there during the by-election campaign.
Rayer added that there were also defamatory statements against Lim, accusing him of evicting residents from Taman Manggis PPR, Penang.
He urged people not to play up racial issues and make defamatory statements.
“Be responsible and do not simply give out defamatory statements, as people who do not know the truth will also make incorrect defamatory statements,” he said.
Meanwhile, Seri Delima Assemblyman Syerleena Abdul Rashid, who was also present, called on the police to take action against the individual in the viral video.
“The video contains defamation elements, and this cannot be ignored.
“The face of the individual can be clearly seen, so there is no reason (to say) we do not know who he is,” she said.
On the Taman Manggis PPR issue, Syerleena said the Chief Minister and related leaders had already cleared the air by giving facts on the issue.
She said she hoped people would stick to the truth.
Also present were Penang Island City Council (MBPP) councillors and some Village Community Management Councils (MPKK) chairmen.
Meanwhile, Rayer also said he is waiting for UK-based Raja Petra Kamarudin to come back Malaysia to prove his graft claims against Guan Eng concerning the award of the Penang undersea tunnel project.
Rayer had previously issued a dare in Parliament telling the controversial blogger to return home, to which Raja Petra later indicated he would, to defend his dignity.
“Come back and show proof but if he could not show any proof, he will have to face repercussions in accordance with the law,” Rayer said.
Raja Petra, better known by his initials RPK, recently posted on his blog that it was the first time his assertions had been challenged in Parliament, saying he has no choice but to defend his dignity by returning to Malaysia.
RPK asked Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to allow his return to avoid being “deported as an undesirable” and baldly asked that he be treated “like a returning conquering hero and be given VVIP treatment and be invited to tea at Putrajaya just like Clare Rewcastle-Brown and Xavier Andre Justo”.
Rayer accused RPK of using this as an excuse to avoid coming home and not assisting in investigations into his allegations on the undersea tunnel project.
“He is not sincere, we know how he has lost credibility as he once took the side of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and attacked Datuk Seri Najib Razak and now, he has switched sides,” Rayer said.
He labelled RPK as a “nobody” and “just a loose cannon”.
“If he is really concerned about Malaysia, then what was he doing in London? He should come back,” he said.