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.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: -1
Cxense type: NA
User access status: 3
   

Next In Nation

Fuel prices April 22-28: RON97 up four sen; RON95, diesel unchanged
Covid-19: Pekan mosque compounded RM10,000 for not complying with SOPs
Covid-19: Cases up by 2,340 bringing total to 381,813 (updated daily)
Teenage girl among nine nabbed for alleged motorcycle theft
Covid-19: 2,340 new cases, says Health DG
Court of Appeal told Najib 'turned blind eye' to millions of ringgit deposited in account
It will take time for us to rebuild trust with Sabah Art Gallery, says Pillars of Sabah 3.0 artist
Perhilitan captures two wild elephants near Johor military camp
Media twisted Jawi issue into a controversy, not us, says DAP leader in book
Unacceptable to send old ventilators to Sarawak, says Senator

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers