I do not know what is the best word to describe Lim Guan Eng when he said:
If you want to resign do it all the way If you feel you’ve done nothing wrong as she said yesterday then don’t resign at all.
Perhaps this piece of news should be a reminder of what he said few weeks ago in response to DS Nazri Aziz’s statement in regards to NFCorp issue:
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — The DAP said today Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz’s suggestion that Cabinet colleague Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil return the RM250 million federal loan for the controversial National Feedlot Centre (NFC) is an admission of wrongdoing in the national cattle-farming project.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri had said yesterday that the Wanita Umno chief need not resign from Cabinet but ensure the loan given to a company owned by her family to implement the project is returned.
But DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng (picture) said today “this is a first-ever admission by a Cabinet minister that not only Sharizat is tied to the cows and condos scandal but that there is wrongdoing.
“Why should the money be returned if there is no wrongdoing? Even, returning the money is inadequate. Action must be taken against those responsible and Sharizat should also resign,” the Penang chief minister said in a statement.
The DAP’s coalition partner PKR has made several claims of abuse of the federal loan involving over RM62 million in land, property and expenses unrelated to cattle farming.
The National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp), tasked with running the national cattle-farming project, is chaired by Shahrizat’s husband Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail and their three children are directors in the company.
But de facto law minister Nazri was quoted as saying by Sinar Harian that “she does not have to resign. The main thing is, return the money to the government. But after this, it is better to use open tender to avoid such unwanted incidents.”
Shahrizat’s son Wan Shahinur Izmir Salleh has insisted that the company decided it would make better use of the money by investing in property during a break in business operations due to the government’s decision to suspend construction of an abattoir that would have been rented to NFCorp.
The NFC hit the headlines following last year’s Auditor-General’s Report, and has continued to hog the limelight after it was linked to Women, Family and Community Development Minister Shahrizat and her family.
The senator applied for three weeks’ leave from her ministerial duties last month after new allegations of bribery surfaced. She has since resumed her duties.
Last Wednesday, she was called in for questioning by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced last month Putrajaya would appoint an auditor to scrutinise NFCorp’s books in light of accusations made against the company but dismissed calls for a royal commission of inquiry into the NFC.
Hello boss, can’t understand English? Read in Bahasa Malaysia:
KUALA LUMPUR – Cadangan supaya keluarga Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil mengembalikan wang RM250 juta yang dipinjamkan kerajaan kepada syarikat milik keluarga menteri kabinet tersebut untuk menjalankan projek ternakan lembu tidak mencukupi bagi menyelesaikan kes yang timbul dalam projek berkenaan.
Setiausaha Agung DAP, Lim Guan Eng sebaliknya mendakwa, perkara yang sepatutnya dilakukan dalam kes itu adalah tindakan dikenakan ke atas mereka yang bertanggungjawab dalam kes tersebut dan Shahrizat pula perlu meletak jawatan menteri.
“Kerajaan harus ingat bahawa dana umum daripada pinjaman RM250 juta itu (didakwa) telah digunakan oleh Shahrizat dan keluarganya untuk perbelanjaan peribadi dan pembelian dua kondominium mewah.
“Ini bukan sahaja tidak boleh diterima tetapi merupakan penghinaan kepada standard kebiasaan kewangan, amanah dan kebertanggungjawaban,” dakwanya melalui satu kenyataan media hari ini.
Guan Eng seterusnya mendakwa, masyarakat menuntut tindakan diambil serta merta dan kegagalan berbuat demikian menunjukkan kegagalan Bidang Keberhasilan Utama Negara (NKRA) membasmi rasuah di bawah Program Transformasi Kerajaan.
Sebuah portal berita semalam melaporkan Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abd Aziz menasihatkan ahli keluarga Shahrizat membayar balik RM250 juta yang dipinjamkan kepada syarikat milik keluarganya bagi menjalankan projek ternakan lembu
Mohamed Nazri berkata tindakan itu adalah penyelesaian terbaik bagi masalah berkenaan tanpa perlu Shahrizat meletak jawatan Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat.
Katanya, dengan penyelesaian seperti itu kerajaan masih boleh meneruskan projek NFC tetapi mencadangkan supaya tender terbuka dijalankan bagi mengelak masalah hal yang tidak diingini.
Beliau dilaporkan berkata, “Shahrizat tak perlu letak jawatan. Apa yang paling utama, kembalikan semula wang itu kepada kerajaan”. – mynewshub.my
Pretty much the two different comments were given in one month’s time. He asked DS Shahrizat to resign on February 12. One month later, when DS Shahrizat announced her resignation, he said no need to resign if not guilty.
Should I say more? Up to you my readers to evaluate this colourful, forgetful (or senile???) Mr Lim Guan Eng. Perhaps his forgetfulnes of how he got that RM600 million to “settle” the state’s debt has got into him so deeply until he has forgotten his own words in a short period of time.
Seriously? If he forgot what he has said on the same issue in over a year, I still can forgive, what more if contradicted statement given based on per case basis or different issue basis.
But for same issue? For the same NFCorp issue???
You must be kidding me!!!
Question on the street: Forgetful, senile or he is having serious short term memory loss???