04 July 2012

Lim Guan Eng says 'I'm no Soi Lek'

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has finally broken his silence on recent allegations that his wife Betty Chew assaulted his former staff member.

Lim said the allegation was a result of BN and MCA's character assassination, while denying that he had had  an affair with his former staff member and that his wife assaulted anyone.



"Let my wife and me prove in court that MCA lied, that Lim Guan Eng is not (MCA president, right) Dr Chua Soi Lek," said Lim, in reference to Chua’s admission of an extramarital affair in December 2008.

Referring to Duyong state assemblyperson Gan Tian Loo’s allegation at the Malacca state legislative assembly on Monday, Lim said it was an abuse of assembly immunity.


He challenged Gan, who is Malacca MCA chief, to repeat the allegations outside the state legislative assembly so that he and his wife can take legal action against him for defamation.


"Gan has abused the Malacca assembly privilege and immunity by making false allegations of a private moral scandal against me and my wife,” said Lim, reading from a prepared statement at a press conference in Penang today.

NONELim (centre in photo) said if Gan failed to repeat his allegations outside the state assembly, he shows himself to be a “coward who is unfit to be a leader, a state executive council member and a wakil rakyat”.

“Worse, he will show himself unworthy to be husband and father of his children who can make false allegations against another to destroy not just his political career but also the family’s happiness,” he said.


“What kind of leader is Gan when he is willing to be used as a lackey of Umno to play such gutter politics?” he queried.

Lim cited the case of unfounded allegations against his son who was alleged to have molested a female schoolmate.

‘No apology forthcoming’

He said no apology was forthcoming from the accusers and neither was there any action taken by both the police and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission on the various police reports filed by him.

“In constrast, immediate action is taken when such a smear campaign is directed against BN leaders.”

Lim said that having failed to destory his son and affect him, the BN media machinery has now undertaken another smear campaign through MCA against his wife.

He added that the DAP never indulged in such gutter politics when Chua was involved in the sex scandal.

He expressed regret that despite the restrain shown by DAP towards Chua, MCA has “shamelessly stooped so low”.

He stressed that he would not ask Chua to direct Gan to repeat his allegations in public as the former has no moral authority to do so, and asked instead Prime Minister Najib Razak to do so.- malaysiakini

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Guan Eng's ex-staff member unaware of assembly row

Ng Phaik Kheng, a former staff member of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's office, is not aware she has been made the focus of a row between DAP and MCA lawmakers in the Malacca state assembly in the past two days.

According to an Utusan Malaysia report today, Ng was surprised when asked if she knew that her name was raised in the Malacca state assembly by the MCA representatives who made allegations about her relationship with Lim.

Ng said she was not aware of the issue and refused comment.

"I don't know about this matter and it is none of my business. If the question was directed at Betty (Chew), ask her to answer. Why ask me?" the Umno-owned Malay daily quotes her as saying.

The issue was raised by MCA's Duyong assemblyperson Gan Tian Loo in state assembly on Monday.


NONEWhen debating the motion to condemn the Bersih 3.0 rally, Gan called on Lim's wife Betty Chew (right), who is the DAP assemblyperson for Kota Laksamana, to respond to his questions on the transfer of Ng out of the office of Chew's husband in Penang.

Chew refused to respond despite being pressed several times by Gan, and instead challenged Gan to repeat his allegations outside the assembly. However, Gan refused to do so.

Yesterday, all five Malacca DAP assemblypersons staged a walkout from the state assembly after accusing Gan of having conspired with state assembly speaker and certain pro-BN media to smear Lim, Chew and the Penang state government.- malaysiakini




Guan Eng: Saya bukan Soi Lek...

Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng akhirnya bersuara berhubung dakwaan isterinya Betty Chew menyerang bekas kakitangannya.

Sambil menafikan dakwaan mempunyai hubungan dengan bekas kakitangan serta menafikan Betty menyerangnya, Lim berkata, dakwaan itu hasil daripada pembunuhan watak oleh BN dan MCA.

"Biar saya dan isteri buktikan di mahkamah bahawa MCA menipu, bahawa Lim Guan Eng bukan (Presiden MCA) Dr Chua Soi Lek," kata Lim, merujuk kepada hubungan sulit Chua pada Disember 2008.

Merujuk kepada dakwaan Anggota Dewan Undangan (ADUN) Negeri Duyong Gan Tian Loo dalam dewan pada Isnin, Lim berkata ia menyalahguna kekebalan dewan.

Beliau mendakwa Gan, ketua MCA Melayu, untuk mengulangi dakwaan itu di luar Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) supaya beliau dan isteri boleh mengambil tindakan undang-undang kerana memfitnah.

"Gan menyalahguna keistimewaan dan kekebalan dengan membuat dakwaan palsu berhubung skandal moral peribadi terhadap saya dan isteri," kata Lim, membaca kenyataan akhbar di Pulau Pinang hari ini.- malaysiakini




5 Adun DAP digantung 6 bulan...

Lima anggota Dewan Undangan Negeri (Dun) wakil DAP, digantung daripada menghadiri sidang Dun Melaka, selama enam bulan kerana mengingkari dan menimbulkan kekecohan pada persidangan dewan hari ini.

Speaker Dun Melaka Datuk Wira Othman Muhamad membuat keputusan penggantungan itu terhadap Betty Chew Gek Cheng (Kota Laksamana); Goh Leong San (Kesidang); Khoo Poay Tiong (Ayer Keroh); Tey Kok Kiew (Banda Hilir) dan Lim Jak Wong (Bachang) berkuatkuasa hari ini.




Ia berikutan kekecohan yang ditimbulkan pada persidangan hari ini yang bermula dengan Betty Chew, isteri Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, meminta Adun Duyung yang juga anggota Exco Kerajaan Negeri Datuk Gan Tian Loo untuk menarik balik kenyataan yang disifatkan peribadi oleh Gan terhadapnya.

Sejurus persidangan bermula pada kira-kira pukul 9.30 pagi, selepas doa, ucapan aluan dan agenda persidangan yang memasuki hari ketiga, Betty Chew bangun menyatakan bahawa tohmahan telah dibuat oleh Gan berhubung isu seorang wanita yang dikaitkan dengan suaminya.

“Atas kenyataan Adun Duyung pada persidangan dewan pada Isnin lepas, saya rasa beliau (Gan) melakukan fitnah dan tuduhan peribadi ke atas saya dan suami saya. Saya meminta beliau (Gan) menarik balik tuduhan itu,” katanya.

Sekadar pertanyaan


Othman berkata beliau telah meneliti kenyataan Gan itu dan mengganggap ia sekadar pertanyaan Gan kepada Betty Chew sama ada mengenali individu itu.

“Ia bukan “statement” (pernyataan), ianya pertanyaan, jawapannya ya atau tidak, kenal atau tidak, ia bukan tuduhan. Kalau tidak…nafikan, tidak timbul fitnah,” kata Othman kepada Betty Chew.

Betty Chew yang tidak berpuas hati dengan jawapan Othman, menempelak Speaker dengan berkata: “Malu ke atas awak (shame on you) Datuk Speaker,”.

Sejurus selepas itu, dua Adun DAP, Khoo dan Lim bangun sambil merentangkan kain pemidang tertulis perkataan dalam bahasa Cina dan bahasa Inggeris “Shame on you Gan Tian Loo”.

Beberapa Adun Barisan Nasional bangun mempertahankan Speaker dan berteriak “Shame on Betty” sambil berkata kain pemidang itu tidak sepatutnya dibawa masuk ke dewan persidangan.

Konspirasi pembangkang


Kedua-dua pihak berbalas cakap sebelum Speaker meminta Adun Ayer Keroh dan Bachang meninggalkan dewan kerana membawa sepanduk tetapi kedua-dua wakil DAP itu ingkar.

Sebaik dewan berhenti rehat dan bersidang semula pada pukul 10.10 pagi, Ketua Whip Datuk Yaakub Md Amin membacakan usul supaya kelima-lima Adun DAP itu digantung enam bulan kerana mengingkari sidang dewan.

Othman selepas itu membuat keputusan menggantung kesemu Adun DAP itu serta menangguhkan persidangan dewan ke satu tarikh yang akan dimaklumkan.

Pada sidang akhbar kemudiannya, Ketua Menteri Melaka Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam berkata tindakan lima Adun DAP itu menunjukkan konspirasi wakil pembangkang untuk mengalihkan isu apabila terpalit ke atas mereka.

“Ini semua taktik kotor DAP yang tidak demokratik, malahan mereka bawa banner ke dalam dewan yang biasanya dilakukan semasa demonstrasi jalan raya. Ini cara mereka sehingga membawa sepanduk ke dalam sidang dewan,” katanya yang kesal dengan cara dan tindakan pembangkang itu.

Othman ketika ditemui pemberita berkata penggantungan kelima-lima Adun DAP itu mengikut Perkara 34.(1),(2),(3),(4) sebagaimana tatatertib dalam persidangan dewan.

“Mereka berlaku degil arahan supaya diminta keluar dewan tetapi tidak dipatuhi, tak mahu ikut peraturan, ingkar arahan speaker dan tidak menghormati persidangan dewan,” kata Othman.
Semalam, sewaktu persidangan hari kedua, kelima-lima Adun DAP itu bertindak keluar daripada persidangan berhubung isu seorang wanita yang dikaitkan dengan Lim Guan Eng.-FMT



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