PETALING JAYA: MIC Youth Chief Sivarraajh Chandran has asked Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to “walk the talk” and go on leave pending a probe on the bungalow he purchased below market price.
In a statement issued today, Sivarraajh said Lim was himself fond of using the “go on leave” call on Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmakers being probed for corruption, and that it was now time he heeded his own advice.
He said the Malaysian Bar was right in calling for Lim to go on leave and added, “The Bar is more concerned with law and the rule of law. It is only normal if the same law applies equally to both DAP and BN lawmakers.
“The land deal is complex and it is legally hard to prove. Therefore, asking Lim to take leave until (he is) cleared is valid and correct.”
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is now in the midst of investigating the bungalow Lim purchased for RM2.8 million last year.
Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general has meanwhile urged the MACC to expedite their investigations so he can prove there were no elements of corruption in the property purchase.