KUALA LUMPUR: The courts are the best place to decide on the charges against Lim Guan Eng and his wife Betty Chew, says MCA.
The emotions following the cases against the duo were expected as political figures were involved, said MCA publicity chief Chan Quin Er (pic).
“Chew is the wife of a politician, but she is no ordinary housewife as she was also a DAP state assemblyman, ” Chan said.
She added that Chew was also a seasoned politician.
Chew served as a state assemblyman for Kota Laksamana from 2004 to 2013 and Durian Daun from 1999 to 2004.
She was also the head of the Melaka DAP women’s wing.
Lim is the DAP secretary-general, a Member of Parliament and a former finance minister.
Chan said the press conferences and road shows organised by DAP were aimed at generating political mileage.
“We are calling 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, ” said Chan, a lawyer and MCA central committee member.
She urged those who defended Lim and Chew not to resort to racial connotations.
She said 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 court.
“Let us follow the court proceedings and not jump to conclusions or go overboard with claims of persecution, ” she added.