Guan Eng regrets Hadi's attack on DAP

GEORGE TOWN: DAP Secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has expressed regret over the attack by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang who said Muslims should not let DAP leaders become the prime minister of Malaysia.

Lim said the notion about DAP leaders aspiring to become the prime minister of Malaysia is a malicious slander from a leader who portrays himself as an "ulama".

He said as an ulama, uttering such slander towards DAP is immoral, unethical and has breached all principles of truth.

"We have never demanded to become the candidate for prime minister.

"Even when Pakatan Harapan (PH) announced it, the candidate for the position was not from DAP, the deputy position was also not from DAP," he said during a press conference at Chew Jetty this morning.

Lim also described the latest statement by the PAS president as a deliberate attack to incite hatred and racial sentiments among the people.

Yesterday, a Malay daily reported Abdul Hadi as saying that DAP cannot run a clean government, and should not aspire to have its leaders as prime minister as they are not Muslim.

Lim further added that it is fine for PAS if they want to have a political cooperation with Umno as it is their right to do so.

Earlier, Lim who is also Penang Chief Minister announced an allocation of RM30,794.00 to the Clan Jetty Village and Security Development Committee (JKKK) to help fund the cost of repair for the jetty's damaged walkways.

The repair effort will be coordinated by the JKKK approximately in January 2018 and will be completed before Chinese New Year in February.