KUALA LUMPUR: The courts are the best place to decide over the charges against Lim Guan Eng and his wife, Betty Chew, says MCA.
MCA publicity chief Chan Quin Er said the emotions following the cases against the duo were expected as it involved political figures.
She said Lim was the DAP secretary-general and a Member of Parliament.
“Chew is the wife of a politician but she is no ordinary housewife as she was also a DAP state assemblyman, ” Chan said, adding that Chew was a seasoned politician.
Chew was a state assemblyman for Kota Laksamana from 2004-2013 and Durian Daun from 1999 -2004.
She was also the head of the Melaka DAP women's wing.
Chan, who is a MCA central committee member, said the press conferences and road shows were aimed merely to generate political mileage.
“We call for calm as the case is now before the courts.
“Let the prosecutors prove the charges with complete details and the defence to prove their innocence.
“Anything that is said outside the courts would be sub judice and that would not be helpful, ” she said.
Chan, who is a lawyer, said nobody should imply racial connotations in the charges against Lim and Chew.
She said the DAP was playing the sympathy card to win support and its leaders had argued the defence through social media and the press.
“It is best that we wait for the full details to be produced in the courts.
“Let us follow the court proceedings and not jump to conclusions or go overboard with claims of persecution, ” she added.