GEORGE TOWN: Three non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the Penang Front Party (PFP) have asked the police to investigate Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for allegedly trying to exploit children for his political interests.
During a ceremony to offer free tuition classes at the Mutiara Idaman 2 flats yesterday, the chief minister is alleged to have brought along a compact disc and taught the children to sing the “ABC” song, which is said to contain lyrics insulting the Barisan Nasional government.
PFP chairman Patrick Ooi, Penang Surplus Welfare Association chairman Sophian Mohd Zain and 1Malaysia People’s Welfare Association president Mohd Ibrahim A Siahoo lodged police reports regarding the matter at the northeast district police headquarters (IPD) here today.
Speaking to reporters later, Ooi described Lim’s singing of the “ABC” song, the lyrics of which were seen as being sarcastic, with a group of children as insulting the Barisan Nasional government.
“Singing it is not wrong but the song is insulting to the federal government.
“Lim said that because of the GST (goods and services tax), all the people had to eat maggi mee and he is linking these issues to 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad),” he said.
Meanwhile, Sophian said Lim was introducing an unhealthy culture in doing so because the programme involved children and he was exploiting children for political purposes.