PAS’ allegation false and defamatory, says Guan Eng

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng: Improved tax collection strategies and continued economic growth will ensure that Malaysia readily meets its fiscal consolidation objectives.

PETALING JAYA: Lim Guan Eng (pic) has branded PAS’ allegation that two Pakatan parties are pushing for a vote of no confidence against the Prime Minister as “false, defamatory and lies”.

The DAP secretary-general said the coalition fully supports the lea­dership of Tun Dr Mahathir Moha­mad.

“I would like to emphasise that Pakatan gives full support to the leadership of the Prime Minister and deny all the allegations that assume the opposite,” Lim said.

He said all Pakatan parties support Dr Mahathir and no one would call for a no-confidence vote.

Lim said that PAS secretary-­general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan’s statement that the party’s decision to support Dr Mahathir was due to efforts by two Pakatan Harapan component parties to push for a motion of no confidence against the Prime Minister was “false, defamatory and lies”.

Separately, Sungai Pelek state assemblyman Ronnie Liu said action should be taken against PAS leaders if they were involved in money laundering or corruption.

“I urge Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to uphold the rule of law.

“If PAS leaders had been involved in money laundering or corruption, they have to face the consequences for their own actions,” Liu said.

PKR vice-president Tian Chua meanwhile said there was no reason for Dr Mahathir to seek PAS’ help as Pakatan was committed to supporting his leadership.

“Pakatan members will abide by and stick to our agreement to support his leadership and uphold the coalition’s commitment,” he said.

The former Batu MP also said he saw no threat to oust the Prime Minister.

“Such talk is a sign of bad intention as fingers will be pointed at Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim,” he said.

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