GEORGE TOWN, Feb 19 – DAP’s Lim Guan Eng told MCA and Gerakan today to reveal how much funds they had received for the 2013 general elections.
The DAP secretary-general noted that former MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek had admitted that MCA and other Barisan Nasional (BN) components had received funding from the RM2.6 billion sum deposited into Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal account, two months before the 2013 elections.
“So we want to know how much did they receive from the sum? This is very important because we all know the RM2.6 billion is linked to 1MDB,” Lim said in a press conference at his office today, referring to state-owned firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohd Apandi Ali has said that the RM2.6 billion was a personal donation from the Saudi royal family to Najib.
Lim said today that anything related to 1MDB was important as it involved public funds and reiterated the state government’s decision not to allow any land transactions by 1MDB in Penang.
The Penang chief minister also expressed shock at a recent comment by Umno information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa saying that RM2.6 billion was not a big sum to prepare for a general election.
“We are shocked by this statement. We would like to know what amount is considered big if RM2.6 billion is not considered a big sum,” Lim asked.
He said Annuar’s statement will only serve to destroy the integrity of the country, especially in its efforts to have clean and fair elections.
In an interview with The Star last week, Annuar reportedly said RM2.6 billion is not a big sum to fund a general election.
He also said there were no laws governing funding to political parties. – Malay Mail Online