Guan Eng denies making statement threatening civil servants

The crowd that turned up at the Pakatan Harapan ceramah in Kukup, Pontian, to hear Dr Mahathir Mohamad and other leaders talk.

PONTIAN: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today denied he had uttered remarks that criticised civil servants during a ceramah here for the Tanjung Piai by-election.

“I will not threaten the civil servants or not pay their salaries.

“I approved a RM100 million allocation for the Kelantan government to pay their public servants.

“If we can give money to the state government, we can pay the civil servants at the federal level,” he told a crowd during Pakatan Harapan’s ceramah in Kukup here.

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad also attended the ceramah in conjunction with the Nov 16 Tanjung Piai by-election.

Lim said as a new government, the Pakatan Harapan faced some challenges in managing the country but PH is trying its best to solve the problems.

Earlier today, a video was shared widely on social media alleging Lim had criticised civil servants at a ceramah on Nov 9. He alleged that some civil servants refused to work with PH ministers.

PPBM president Muhyiddin Yassin downplayed the video and Lim’s statement, adding that PH valued the services of civil servants.