GEORGE TOWN: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said police had their priorities mixed up when acting “in excess” by remanding a person for a rude Facebook post when Penang businessman Jho Low was still out and about.
Lim said Low was never investigated on his links to the 1MDB issue but police had the time to investigate “petty” cases involving former DAP member “Superman” Hew Kuan Yau.
Hew was recently remanded by police for three days for posting an allegedly insulting Facebook remark on the prime minister and his wife. Hew was released earlier today on police bail.
“We do not agree with what Hew has posted, but is there any necessity to punish him through excess abuse of power?” Lim asked in a press conference in Komtar today.
Lim questioned why those who had insulted him as chief minister were not brought to book immediately.
“I am always insulted … nothing also. BN papers also insult me, but cannot tangkap (catch) them.”
Lim also called on the government to suspend Low’s passport and investigate him over the 1MDB issue.
“I want the BN government to ask him to come home to be investigated or else cancel his passport to force him to come back home… unless he holds different passports lah,” Lim said.