Stop It, AG Warns Tokong!

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Source: The Star

Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali has issued a final warning to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to stop commenting on the criminal charges he currently faces.

In a statement on Saturday, Mohamed Apandi said that he was issuing the warning because Lim’s latest comments were tantamount to an assault on his integrity as the public prosecutor.

“He (Lim) has done so on the very day he was charged in court and I have already cautioned him through The Star to stop doing so and in fact have asked his lawyers to advise him,” said Mohamed Apandi.

Mohamed Apandi added that failing which, he would have to defend himself against the baseless accusations that questioned his integrity and in the course of doing so, may have to disclose evidence that the prosecution had against Lim.

“Suffice to say here at the moment, that most of the evidence against him (Lim) are documentary in nature and all those documents are in my possession,” he said.

Lim has claimed trial to charges made against him for alleged graft.

Lim is accused of using his position as Chief Minister to obtain gratification for himself and his wife Betty Chew by approving an application to convert two lots of agricultural land for residential purposes during a state planning committee meeting on July 18, 2014.

He also faces a charge for using his position to obtain gratification by purchasing his bungalow from businesswoman Phang Li Koon for RM2.8mil, which was below the property’s market value of RM4.27mil on July 28, 2015.

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Only Tokong Wants The Polls

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Bad Day For Tokong, Snub From PKR And Split In DAP

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Source: The Malaysia Outlook

The DAP is split right in the middle now, thanks to the graft charges brought against Guan Eng.

While Team A wants a stand-alone snap poll, another faction, labelled ‘Team B’, is dead against it.

Team B wants to get rid of Guan Eng as the chief minister, and subsequently as the secretary-general.

An insider said a group of seven top Penang DAP leaders held a closed door meeting to discuss about the political situation immediately after Guan Eng was detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Wednesday June 29.

In the meeting, a consensus is said was reached after much deliberation that Guan Eng had to relinquish his position as chief minister once he was charged the next day.

However, the plan is said was foiled by the timely arrival of DAP supremo and Guan Eng’s father Kit Siang and DAP action national chairman Tan Kok Wai in Penang on that night of arrest.

“The local leaders were ‘advised’ by the party seniors not to rock the boat,” said a branch leader.

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Is LGE Looking for ‘Legal Funding’?

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Is LGE looking for ‘legal funding’?

Please! From now on, don’t ever criticise the opposition leader, notably from the DAP.

Its a one-way road for them, for people like Lim Guan Eng and others. The like criticising but cannot take criticism.

Of course, slandering has been part of their politics but when they themselves ‘kena’, they will jump on you.

Penang chief minister, who has won a few court cases against the media, is probably looking for ‘more cash’ to support his court case. I say ‘probably’…not accusing, please!

Lim Guan Eng is to take legal action against The Star newspaper and its chief political correspondent Joceline Tan for her Sunday Star column under the headline “Snap Election for Penang?”

In a statement emailed to the press this evening Lim said that he had instructed his lawyers to send a legal notice of demand for defamation against The Star and Tan.

He accused the MCA-owned newspaper of publishing a “false and misleading report” and said that media controlled by the Barisan Nasional (BN) parties, such as The Star, had “persistently demonised and continued their character assassination” against him after he was charged with two counts of corruption on June 30.

It is the second time Lim has taken action against the Star and Joceline Tan. A previous action was settled out of court, with the paper publishing an apology. Lim has also won and lost defamation actions against Utusan Malaysia and the New Straits Times.

An action against Free Malaysia Today was awarded in favour of FMT on appeal last year when the appeal judges held that the descriptions Lim complained about had been made of him as a public official in his position of chief minister of Penang.

Today’s column by Joceline Tan, running to almost 50 paragraphs, dealt with the circumstances of a meeting of the DAP leadership to discuss a response to the charges and how Tony Pua had argued for a snap state general election, while Penang leaders remained silent.

Forgot something, I suppose?

LGE and the opposition leaders are the ‘true’ supporter of ‘Free Press’. What Joceline wrote was based on printed news by various media, taking some sources including that of DAP and Penang state government.

No wonder pro-opposition media never report anything ‘not good’ about them!

Yes, I came across similar ‘journalism’ in some countries ruled by dictators. They had to… or lose their heads!

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Stop Bullying The Press, Tokong!

LGE-housePress Statement By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 17.7.2016.

In the past 4 months, the BN-controlled print and broadcasting media had gone into overdrive with their systematic campaign of character assassination against me by hurling unfounded allegations of corruption involving the sale by open tender of 1 acre of Taman Manggis land. Despite nightly TV reports and acres of newsprint on Taman Manggis land, no corruption charge was filed against me relating to Taman Manggis.

Instead corruption charges were filed against me on another unrelated matter where Ms Phang, the seller of my house, was alleged to benefit from having her land rezoned from agriculture to housing. To-date Ms Phang’s land remained zoned as agriculture, following the rejection of her application by the local authority. Clearly, BN intends to create history by finding me guilty of corruption even though Ms Phang did not gain any benefit. On the other hand, BN considers those who have benefited with billions of US dollars in their personal bank accounts innocent and not guilty of corruption.

Such dirty tricks continue with more false allegations on other matters. I have instructed my lawyers to send a legal notice of demand for defamation against “The Star” and its columnist Joceline Tan for its false and misleading report today , “Snap election for Penang?”. BN-controlled media like The Star had persistently demonised and continued their character assassination against me after 2 trumped-up charges of corruption were filed against me by the Attorney-General on 30 June 2016.

Whilst there is nothing new with these repeated attempts to disrupt party unity and the Penang state government with serial lies, this column by Joceline Tan clearly “crossed the red line” and was made in bad faith to smear my reputation and image with fresh and baseless allegations of impropriety.

This is not the first time that Jocelin Tane and The Star had defamed me. I had filed a defamation suit against her and The Star in 2012, which was finally resolved when an apology was published in The Star on 27 October 2013 that states, “The Star fully and unconditionally withdraws the false contents and extends to YAB Lim Guan Eng unreservedly its sincere apologies for any embarrassment caused to him.”

LIM GUAN ENG

Cheong Yin Fan
Press Secretary to Penang Chief Minister

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When Tokong Is Playing Games

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Source: Free Malaysia Today

Despite a very clear and quite stern FOURTH reminder from Works Minister Fadillah Yusoif yesterday to submit the EXISTING super-expensive feasibility and design studies to Works Ministry to study first before meeting, today Lim Guan Eng YET AGAIN pretends not to hear and just ask for a meeting date.

If the expensive reports that you already partly paid for is completed or close to completion, what is the problem to submit them so that Works Ministry can study before any meeting?

How to meet to discuss if Works Ministry have no background on the project. Without reports and just a 2-page letter, meet to do what?

Drink Lut Kopi?

If the EXISTING reports are already done, why can’t you just submit it? Or the reports does not exist or is of poor quality and not worth the RM208.8 million PLUS RM20 million?

Why so shy?

It’s already four request over 2 months already.

Are you stupid or what? Yesterday’s press statement from Works Minister is so clear – complete with step-by-step instructions some more.

Is something wrong with Tokong or the mega-expensive reports or both?

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