PETALING JAYA: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has refuted an allegation made against his son and has dared his political foes to train their guns on him instead.
“If you want to finish me off, do your worst, but leave my innocent children alone,” he said.
The DAP secretary-general said allegations circulating on the Internet that his son was transferred out of his school following an offence was untrue.
Lim said subjecting a child to such allegations publicly was “unacceptable and inhumane”.
Lim added that he had allowed his son to transfer out from SMK Heng Ee to St Xavier’s Institution in January this year in keeping with his side of the bargain because his son had scored 6As in PMR.
Lim said his son asked for the change because he did not agree to the crew-cut hairstyle ruling in Heng Ee.
“My son is very shaken up by these lies. He has also not gone to school for two days,” he said in a press statement yesterday.
Lashing out at bloggers who had spread what he described as “lies”, Lim said he and his wife were now trying to help their son “heal”, claiming that his son was being targeted just because he was a son of the Chief Minister.
In Parliament lobby yesterday, Pakatan Rakyat leaders expressed outrage and condemned the “gutter politics”.
“We all have children and our own family. Don’t stoop to such a level and ruin a person’s family member just to gain political mileage,” said Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in a press conference with other Pakatan leaders yesterday.
DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said he was under great strain because of the “baseless wild attack” on his grandson.
“What was reported were complete lies. Even the allegation that the matter was settled with RM200,000 is completely ridiculous.
“This is the lowest level I have ever seen in my 40 over years (in politics),” he said. - theStarOnline