KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 – Lim Kit Siang should refer to his son’s actions before accusing the Prime Minister of secretly advocating a “you help me, I help you” policy, MCA advised. MCA Penang State Liaison Committee deputy chairman Tan Teik Cheng in a statement said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had offered to give Penangites who registered as voters RM100.
Is this too not an act of “you help me, I help you”? Tan then accused the DAP supremo of trying to seek political mileage by making criticisms based on the online media’s “distorted truths”. He was alluding to news reports that quoted Datuk Seri Najib Razak as saying that if the Chinese community supported the Barisan Nasional, it would be fair to the Chinese community.
Najib had also reportedly said the Chinese could not make demands while they were supporting the DAP. This led to Lim stating the Najib had come up with a new variation of his “You help me, I help you” line, which was made infamous in the Sibu parliamentary by-election in May 2010. Tan said as a veteran in politics, Lim should have known to check his facts first and not take statements out of context.