Adnan: DAP has funds, donation drive just for sympathy


KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional secretary-general Tengku Adnan Mansor has reminded the public not to be fooled by donation drives carried out by Opposition political parties.

“The public should realise that Opposition parties only want to pursue popularity and gain sympathy to draw support,” he told reporters today.

The DAP had its own funds, he said, in a response to a DAP public appeal for donations for the RM1 million bail of DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who was charged with two counts of corruption.

The High Court in Penang granted Guan Eng RM1 million bail, with one surety, after he pleaded not guilty to corruption in relation to the conversion of agricultural land to residential status, and the purchase of land and a bungalow at below market price.

Penang DAP launched a public appeal, in which the public was asked to donate RM10 each to meet the bail. DAP leaders have said the state party paid RM890,000 while the national headquarters contributed RM110,000.