Penang CM given a week to apologise for racist grandmother remark

  • Nation
  • Monday, 23 Dec 2013

GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has been given a week to apologise publicly for calling state Opposition Leader Datuk Jahara Hamid a racist grandmother during the recent state legislative sitting.

Jahara, who is also Teluk Air Tawar assemblyman, said she would consider taking legal action against Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general, if he failed to apologise to her.

“He (Lim) accused me of inciting racial propaganda and creating racial hatred, called me “1,000 kali jahat” (1,000 times evil), slander and a lying grandmother.

“This is a very serious personal attack against me and affects my dignity as a woman and opposition leader.

“My statement regarding the issues I highlighted in the state legislative assembly was twisted to create confusion among the rakyat, far from the truth,” she said.

Jahara also urged Lim to re-analyse all the facts closely, rationally and positively.

Meanwhile, Lim’s press secretary Cheong Yin Fan, said Lim is unable to comment as he is currently overseas.

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