Malaysiakini | Oct 18
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is incensed that pro-Umno bloggers are trying to finish off his political career by wrecking the life of his teenage son with “morally despicable and barbaric” lies.
In a statement, Lim demanded that Umno acts against those who are guilty of this, to prove that the party does not employ “desperate, dangerous and dirty tactics” to cling own to power at any cost.
He condemned several Umno leaders for highlighting “this shameful episode” in their blogs, namely, Bukit Gelugor Umno division vice-chief Dr Novandri Hasan Basri and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaludin.
Khairy (right), the Rembau MP, had tweeted earlier @PapaGomo Mungkin dia roboh Kampung Buah Pala sebab nak ganti dengan Kampung Buah Dada (Perhaps he demolished Buah Pala village to replace it with ‘Boobs village’).
“I hope those poking fun and spreading lies about my young son can look at themselves in the mirror as a father, and ask whether they want their own child to suffer the trauma of such lies,” said Lim.
“My family and I reserve the right to take any further action to protect my family. In the meantime, my wife and I will try to heal my young son and pray that he will recover from having his innocence so cruelly destroyed by these pro-Umno beasts.”
Lim said that, if his critics want to finish off, they can do their worst to him but should leave his children alone.
Umno politicians have children too, he noted, but the DAP has never gone for their children and does not intend to so.
“My son is very shaken up by these lies. He has also not gone to school for two days. I feel sad and that I am not able to protect (him) from these pro-Umno ferocious beasts.”
Promise made and kept
Yesterday, unsubstantiated allegations had gone viral on pro-Umno blogs that a VVIP’s son had been transferred out of his school due to disciplinary problems.
The VVIP was speculated to be Lim, but he had challenged Umno to publish the reports in “their newspapers”.
Lim’s son – a school prefect who has been described as a good student – was recently transferred to St Xavier’s Institution in Penang.
His former school, SMJK Heng Ee, had denied that he had left due to sexual harassment complaints, as alleged by the blogs.
Lim clarified that his son was transferred to the school of his choice after scoring at least 6As in his PMR, as had been promised to him.
He said his son did not want to have his hair crew-cut as required for SMJK Heng Ee students, but wanted to keep his hair longer.
“For a young kid growing up, to be maligned in such a beastly and cruel fashion publicly is unacceptable and inhumane,” he added.