Respond to calls to confirm date for debate, Wee urges Guan Eng

PETALING JAYA: Lim Guan Eng should answer telephone calls seeking his confirmation that he will attend a debate on the cabotage policy on Nov 2, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic).

In a Facebook post, the Transport Minister claimed that the DAP secretary-general had not been answering phone calls from TV3 for the debate on Nov 2.

"They have been trying to reach you to talk details for the debate and confirm your attendance on Nov 2.

"I agreed to TV3's suggestion for the Nov 2 date and live online format two weeks ago.

"TV3 has even asked me whether you are still keen to debate. I know I am ready. Is LGE ready?

"I suggest answering TV3's call and stop trying to engineer an escape from our debate," said Dr Wee.

On Oct 5, Dr Wee challenged Lim to an open debate over the existing national cabotage policy.

The challenge came after Lim had questioned Dr Wee in Parliament over the government's decision to reimpose the cabotage policy for submarine cable repair works.

Later, Dr Wee made another post in reply to DAP MP Teo Nie Ching who said that Lim had appointed her on Oct 15 to handle arrangements for the debate and that she was contacted by TV this afternoon.

"Since when we evaded calls from TV3?" she asked.

In his response, Dr Wee said Lim should have just relayed to Teo that the debate on Nov 2 was "on."

"Is that so difficult?" he asked.

Furthermore, if she had been Lim's agent since Oct 15, why couldn't she contact TV3 straight? As a former Education Minister, doesn't she have TV3's number?" he asked.

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