Guan Eng brands 'plot to topple Dr M' a lie, demands proof from PAS

18 Feb 2019, 9:08 pagi

Updated a year ago


DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has dismissed PAS' claim of a possible plot to remove Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister through a vote of no confidence.

“This is a fraudulent claim, slanderous and a lie,” he added in a statement this evening.

Lim, who is also finance minister, demanded PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan furnish evidence of such a plot.

“If he fails to do so, it will prove that Takiyuddin is irresponsible, lacks honour and is using the issue to distract attention from the claim that PAS leaders received funds from Umno,” he added.

Lim said Pakatan Harapan fully supports Mahathir's leadership and rejects any assertion on the contrary.

“Not one Harapan component party or any Harapan leader had said that they don’t support Mahathir’s leadership or want a no-confidence vote against him, whether in or out of the Harapan presidential council meetings.

“Instead, opposition towards Mahathir’s leadership comes from none other than PAS itself,” he said.

Lim was responding to Takiyuddin’s claim that two Harapan component parties are plotting to oust Mahathir as prime minister through a no-confidence vote in Parliament. 

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim had countered the same allegations saying the matter was never raised in his communications with Mahathir, nor was it raised by any Harapan party. 

Like Lim, Anwar accused PAS of attempting to divert attention from allegations that PAS had received funds from Umno.

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