Source: The Star
PAS election director Datuk Mustafa Ali said that according to the party’s observations, no consensus had been reached within Pakatan Harapan concerning the issue.
“Although the snap polls proposal is being widely publicised, we doubt it will happen.”
Mustafa claimed that the proposed state elections was due to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng being charged.
“We had not heard about any snap polls prior to this. After Lim was charged with graft in court, the proposal came about,” he said.
If this is the case, this shows the diminishing power and influence of the Tokong.
His godly powers are waning.
This means that internal DAP folks and his Pakatan Whateva partners are resisting the Tokong’s demands to help bail him out amidst his impending criminal court cases for corruption.
His father should give him a tight slap for this shameful failure to desperately push through his much-desired snap elections.
Since DAP and Tokong have been so adamant and forceful over this, not being able to push through a snap election in Penang can only be deemed as a big loss of face for The Tokong.
“Kemaluan” dia besar sungguh.
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.
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.