Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng says perhaps police should also investigate MCA for asking DAP to leave Pakatan.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is crying foul over the “frivolous police investigation” against him for an alleged seditious blog post where he asked non-Malay Barisan Nasional component parties to leave the coalition after BN supported the Islamic Penal Code amendment in parliament.
“I did not criticise Umno, I just asked the (non-Muslim) BN parties to leave after BN supported PAS’ private member’s bill.
“The report and investigation against me are frivolous. It is up to the police whether to pursue it, but to whose benefit was this done?” Lim told reporters after being questioned for an hour by police earlier today.
Lim said five police reports were lodged against him in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Johor. FMT reported earlier that one of those who lodged a report against the Penang chief minister was a 13-year-old, Form 1 student from Ampang, Selangor.
Lim, however, said he did not know who had lodged the reports against him.
“Perhaps they (police) should also investigate MCA for asking us to leave Pakatan?” he said in a press conference in Komtar. Also present was his lawyer R S N Rayer.
Earlier, two policemen from the Selangor police contingent interviewed Lim over a blog post on limguaneng.com, dated Nov 23, 2016.
The chief minister said the police told him that he was being investigated under the Sedition Act.
Lim is liable to a maximum fine of RM5,000 or jail term not exceeding five years.
In the said blog post, he asked MCA, MIC, Gerakan and SUPP to leave BN as the coalition had supported PAS’ proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965.
Lim had said the amendment was against the Federal Constitution and that DAP was opposed to PAS’ amendment proposal.