SUBANG JAYA, Jun 30 – MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai tells Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was charged with corruption today, should practise what he preaches and take leave from office. The transport minister stopped short of saying the DAP secretary-general must relinquish his post pending the latter’s corruption trial, but said the public would weigh Lim’s response to the two charges against him today.
“As a leader, he should have the wisdom. In the past, Lim has been asking people to resign and take leave. ‘Now, it’s your turn.’ It is up to him whether he wants to take leave or resign from his post but he should practise what he preaches. People will watch what he wants to do,” Liow told reporters after the launch of the Kelana Jaya and Ampang LRT Line Extension.
Lim was charged with corruption under Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 and Section 165 of the Penal Code at the Penang High Court today. Lim was later released on a bail of RM1 million. The Penang DAP also resolved that he should remain as chief minister pending the outcome of his trial.