Puteri Umno: CM should resign to prove DAP’s principles

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MALACCA: Lim Guan Eng has been urged to resign as Penang Chief Minister to prove the principles of Competency, Accountability and Transparency bandied about by his party, DAP.

Puteri Umno chief Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said the decision to stay in power despite having been charged in court for corruption, clearly showed that the party’s slogan was merely political rhetoric.

“What is happening in DAP right now is ‘seumpama meludah ke langit dan terkena ke muka sendiri’ (like spitting towards the sky and having it land on one’s own face).

“The issue of non-transparency of the Barisan Nasional (BN) government which had been speculated about and sensationalised in their campaign is actually a scam to divert the people’s attention on DAP’s misconduct,” she said in a statement here today.

As such, she said to prove that the party really practised what it preached, Lim should step down and take a break until the court made its decision.

Lim, 56, has been accused of using his position as chief minister for himself and his wife Betty Chew Gek Cheng’s interest to approve the conversion of a piece of land from its status as agricultural land to residential land and transferring it to a company, Magnificent Emblem Sdn Bhd.

The DAP secretary-general was also accused of corruptly obtaining for himself and his wife, a piece of land and bungalow at No 25, Jalan Pinhorn, George Town here from a businesswoman, Phang Li Koon for RM2.8 million.

The chief minister pleaded not guilty and claimed trial to both charges.

BERNAMA