Guan Eng hopes there will be ‘no double standards’ in Perak MB controversy

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng wants a ‘fair decision for everyone’ over a video showing Perak MB talking of his ‘lone struggle against DAP’ in the state.

PETALING JAYA: Lim Guan Eng today expressed hope that Pakatan Harapan would not practise double standards in the wake of the Perak menteri besar’s controversial comments on his “lone battle with DAP” statement.

He said DAP had acted against a party leader for similar remarks in the past.

The DAP secretary-general was talking about its central executive committee member Ronnie Liu, who was referred to the party’s disciplinary committee.

This followed Liu’s criticism of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and suggestions that Pakatan Harapan (PH) could form the federal government without the help of PPBM.

Liu’s comments triggered an angry response from PPBM leaders, with the party’s youth wing urging DAP to take disciplinary action against him.

“We want a fair decision for everyone,” Lim told reporters today after officiating the Selangor DAP convention here today.

Lim, who is also finance minister, was asked to comment on the brouhaha sparked by Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu’s claim of his “lone battle” with certain factions in DAP in his state.

In a video, which made its rounds on social media recently, Faizal was seen discussing with a group of people on how he had to face DAP on several issues, including the Malay land issue.

He also said he was thankful that some “friends in Umno” did not reprimand him in his efforts.

Faizal has since said that his comments — which saw condemnation from DAP and PKR leaders — were taken out of context.

Lim went on to say that the matter should be resolved internally.

“I think it will be clarified after the Tanjung Piai by-election to ensure there are no double standards in PH.”