Lim Guan Eng has given a PAS MP 48 hours to prove he is related to Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) leader Ong Boon Hua, popularly known by his nom de guerre Chin Peng, and Singapore’s first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.
He said Siti Mastura Muhammad has until Nov 9 to furnish the evidence in relation to her allegation which was made during a recent PAS programme in Terengganu.
Siti Mastura, who is the Kepala Batas MP, also claimed that Lim is related to other DAP leaders such as secretary-general Anthony Loke, Nga Kor Ming, Ngeh Koo Ham and Teresa Kok.
“This is not just a personal attack but has racial undertones as well. It is a spiteful allegation against my father (DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang) and me.
“I wish to stress that I have no family ties with Loke or Teresa. My wife has no family ties with them. No family ties with Nga or Ngeh (who are cousins).
“What is most important is that I have no family ties with Chin Peng and Kuan Yew,” he added.
Lim, who is the Bagan MP, said his father continues to be targeted by PAS leaders despite having retired from politics.
“This is another example of PAS’ politics of extremism and slander,” he said, adding that PAS leaders continue to raise such matters despite knowing them to be untrue.
Furthermore, Lim said the surnames are also different and if there are Malaysians not aware of surnames, then it is akin to being a “katak dibawah tempurung (living in ignorance)”.
“I think she knew what she said (was false). Hopefully, she can show proof. If she fails to do so, we will take action,” he added.
On the same note, Lim said the authorities should not turn a blind eye to this “serious” issue which has the potential to create fissures among the races.
“Let us not continue with this form of disgusting politics. We should (argue) based on facts instead of vile slander,” he added.
This is not the first time PAS has linked DAP leaders to communists.
In April, Kit Siang demanded PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang to prove that the former is linked to communists.
He also told Hadi that a communist is not the “devil’s incarnate”, noting how Xi Jinping, the president of Communist China, brokered the Saudi Arabia-Iran deal.
The PAS president had claimed that communists joined DAP as a cover after having nowhere to hide in the jungles. – Malaysiakini