Political blogger Lim Sian See has provided what he claims is proof that a Perak DAP assemblyman had attempted to obtain British citizenship numerous times and failed, before returning to Malaysia to contest in the last general election.
He claimed that Pasir Pinji assemblyman Howard Lee Chuan How also used his Commonwealth citizenship while living in the UK for over 12 years to contest a local council election for Norwich City on a Liberal Democrats ticket in Sept 2010.
Lee had earlier published a Facebook post where he denied ever acquiring foreign citizenship, and welcomed anyone to challenge that fact through the “proper channels”.
Lee, a first-term assemblyman, said his Malaysian citizenship “is indisputable,” and he welcomed anyone to challenge the fact through proper channels.
Lim admitted that this was true, but maintained that Lee’s loyalty to Malaysia was still questionable as he had repeatedly tried to obtain British citizenship despite being rejected.
He added in a Facebook post on Wednesday that Malaysia and the Perak state legislative assembly were a second choice for Lee.
“It is unlikely that he (Lee) would have contested in Malaysia if he had got his British citizenship or won in the Norwich City local council election,” said Lim. Continue reading