PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Eric See-To says he is unfazed by the slurs directed against him for his criticism of the opposition.
At a talk last night, the BN strategic communications deputy director said he had been called a running dog on many occasions and labelled a traitor to his race for questioning the opposition or praising the ruling coalition.
“I don’t mind being called a running dog if that means telling the truth. And that truth hurts Pakatan Harapan (PH) supporters,” he said.
See-To added that such slurs were also used on opposition members who spoke out against their party leaders, giving the example of DAP veteran Dr Tan Seng Giaw.
Last week, Tan was reported as saying that some DAP members had called him a running dog and traitor to the party for saying there was not enough evidence to link Prime Minister Najib Razak to the 1MDB scandal.
He said they had also accused him of being on Najib’s payroll.
See-To urged the people to hold PH accountable for their actions, adding that the opposition should not be allowed to “get away with murder”.
“We question and they must answer. They shouldn’t get away with lying to us.”
See-To said he had decided to take on the opposition after the 2013 general election, when it was alleged that thousands of Bangladeshis had been brought it to vote for BN, and that a blackout had been engineered to help the coalition retain power.
He said he realised then that Malaysians lived in an enclosed society, adding that he did not want his friends to be manipulated by the opposition’s propaganda.
“This is what motivated me to come out. We want to vote based on correct information and facts, not be manipulated by flashy animation and graphics.”
He also touched on a photograph circulating of Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor on a yacht with businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low.
He said Najib was standing in the middle of the photo while his family was on his left.
“There is a tall gentleman on the right – he is the seventh son of King Abdullah. Jho Low is standing next to the prince.
“The prince is the governor of the Riyadh province. There is nothing wrong with the prime minister meeting him,” See-To said.
Low, meanwhile, represented the prince and Petro Saudi International, See-To added.
He said Najib had met the prince to discuss a joint venture and possible investments after earlier meeting the king on the same matter.
“He had told Najib to do a joint venture with his son’s company, Petro Saudi,” he said.