KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28: Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary general Lim Guan Eng clarifies today that he did not use the word “weapon” in reference to the setting up of Federal Village Committee Management Council (MPKKP) in Sarawak.
He opined that for Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to put the word “weapon” in his mouth was an attempt to “hide and bury” their alliance with UMNO and PAS.
“This is a disreputable act coming from the Sarawak Chief Minister of putting such words, especially ‘weapon’ into my mouth.
“I had never used such words and challenge Abang Jo to show proof that I had referred to MPKKP in that manner,” said Lim in a statement today.
Lim said this in response to Abang Johari’s statement yesterday that MPKKP is the federal government’s ‘weapon’ to capture Sarawak in the next state election.
The Finance Minister believed that Abang Johari should “take the bull by the horns and explain to Sarawakians the unholy alliance between GPS, PAS and UMNO” instead of resorting to other tactics to distract public attention.
Lim alleged that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is now making alliance with UMNO and PAS to form a third force of 91 MPs which Lim termed as a “back door approach” to form a new federal government.
“This back door approach to forming a new federal government by BN and PAS that was defeated in the 2018 general election, is a dangerous escalation of undemocratic tactics to overthrow the present federal government, and betray the clear and unequivocal mandate given by the people to vote in a new government led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad,” said Lim. — DayakDaily