NIBONG TEBAL: Penang Umno says it is disappointed that the DAP staged a roadshow over Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s case.
Its chief Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman said that the move to seek external judgment by speaking to the people could be subjudice.
The country had laws and court processes to ensure that anyone accused, regardless of status, had a chance to defend, he said.
“So when one is charged in court, the court should make the final judgment. The trial has to be conducted inside the courtroom.
“There is no point for a politician to explain to the people outside the courtroom,” he told reporters yesterday.
Zainal Abidin urged Lim to show integrity by stepping down as chief minister pending the trial.
“He must also relinquish all his positions in the state to preserve the integrity of the chief minister’s post,” he added.
Lim is facing two charges of corrupt practices involving his bungalow home and two plots of state land.