PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has been given 48 hours to either substantiate or retract multiple allegations that DAP and its adviser Lim Kit Siang are anti-Islam, among other accusations.
Kit Siang said failure to abide by this deadline may lead to a defamation suit.
The legal threat was made after Kepala Batas MP Siti Mastura Muhammad alleged that Kit Siang was cousins with former Singapore prime minister, the late Lee Kuan Yew, and former communist leader, the late Ong Boon Hua, better known as Chin Peng.
Kit Siang’s son, Lim Guan Eng, has similarly given the PAS lawmaker 48 hours to prove her allegations, with the deadline expiring on Thursday.
“The Siti Mastura fiasco has given a new perspective to the wild and preposterous allegations of PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang that DAP and I were anti-Malay, anti-Islam, anti-royalty, communist, and spreading Islamophobia,” Kit Siang said in a brief statement today.
“How can other leaders of a political party be different from its president who can make wild and preposterous allegations without an iota of evidence?” he added. – Malaysiakini