Sex video scandal could destroy Malaysia’s agenda, says Lim

  • Nation
  • Monday, 17 Jun 2019

PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has voiced worries that the sex video scandal implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali could destroy the New Malaysia agenda, describing it as Pakatan Harapan’s and the Federal Government’s greatest challenge since the general election.

“For four days, the country has been agog, haunted and hounded by the sex video implicating a minister, which demonstrates its potency to destroy the Pakatan coalition and derail the New Malaysia agenda.

“Pakatan leaders must unite to forge ahead and not be derailed from the New Malaysia agenda,” the veteran politician said on his blog yesterday.

“This is why I advocate that the important principle must be re-established – that no one in Malaysia is above the law, whether (it is) the Prime Minister, Cabinet minister, Attorney General, Inspector-General of Police or other officers of the state,” he added in his post.

Lim said the focus of the next Parliament meeting in July should be on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Com­mis­sion (IPCMC) Bill and not just the sex video.

“Let us then make the July meeting an IPCMC Parliament by passing the IPCMC Bill next month so that the IPCMC can be set up – some 14 years after it was first mooted in 2005,” he said.

He urged for the proposed IPCMC Bill to be made public to garner feedback for at least a week before it is debated in Parliament.

Many, however, have come out online in full support of Azmin in the contro­versy.

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