MCA calls out DAP adviser Kit Siang for making baseless allegations

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  • Wednesday, 06 Jan 2021

GEORGE TOWN: MCA vice-president Datuk Tan Teik Cheng says affirmations by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) debunked DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang's allegations that Malaysia is paying 20 times more than Belgium for the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, which alludes that monetary malpractices were involved.

"It is discomforting that Lim had exploited the pandemic and vaccines to cast aspersions on the Perikatan Nasional government.

"However, his fellow party comrade Ipoh Timur MP Wong Kah Woh expressed satisfaction with the clarification given by the government representatives.

"Now, Lim is switching attention and is inciting the public to question Perikatan as to why Malaysia is purportedly slow in prioritising vaccine by highlighting that while Singapore is the first Asian country to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech shots, Malaysia is only signing an agreement with AstraZeneca for an additional 6.4 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine."

"Fortunately, PAC, having summoned Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Health Dr Adham Baba and Health Director General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham, accepted the trio’s explanation.

"The findings by the PAC clearly invalidate Lim’s allegations which do not hold water.

"Once again, Wong is urged to report PAC's findings to Lim to prevent him from continuing to erode public confidence, as the government and people attempt to overcome the harsh impact from the Covid-19 outbreak.

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