GEORGE TOWN: Penang DAP’s campaign to collect the RM1 million paid as bail for Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has achieved its target – in less than 24 hours.
The money collected was to restore party funds used to bail out Lim from court, after he claimed trial for two graft charges yesterday.
State DAP Chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the party had received RM1,009,000 by 2pm and was thankful for the generous donations received from the public.
“In less than 24 hours, we hit the target. From 6pm yesterday till 2pm today, we have been receiving (an average of) RM51,000 per hour.
“We would like to thank Malaysians for parting with their hard-earned money. We thank you for your sacrifice.
“We would like to announce that the donation campaign has been stopped as we have hit our target,” he told reporters at the Penang DAP headquarters in Rangoon Road here today.
Yesterday, Penang DAP Vice-Chariman Zairil Khir Johari launched a RM10 campaign to restore funds into party coffers, after spending RM1 million to post Lim’s bail.
Chow explained that RM890,000 was taken out from Penang DAP’s accounts while the remaining RM110,00 came from the central DAP headquarters.