KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 — The police would have “pounced” on DAP and its officials if there was any truth to allegations that the party was offered RM1.2 billion in exchange for an Israeli military base in Port Dickson if it took over Putrajaya, Lim Kit Siang said today.
The DAP parliamentary leader said if the claims, first made by Mohamed Razali Abdul Rahman four years ago were true, the police would also have been guilty of being negligent in their duty.
“Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar should be disciplined for breach of professionalism if there was any basis in Razali’s allegation,” Kit Siang said in a statement.
Kit Siang also denied Razali’s claim to be a former special officer to his son, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, saying the former was not even “connected in any way” to Guan Eng.
Kit Siang refused to heed calls by pro-Barisan Nasional NGOs coalition (pro-BN) president Zulkarnain Mahdar that DAP sue Razali instead of suing PAS research director Dr Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki, who repeated Razali’s allegations recently.
“His (Razali)’s right place is not in the courts, but a mental hospital,” he said.
Kit Siang said that Zuhdi and his “political soul mates” had never asked DAP about the allegations when they were in the same coalition.
PAS, which used to be in the same Pakatan Rakyat coalition with DAP, is not part of the current Pakatan Harapan federal opposition coalition and the two parties’ ties had deteriorated to an all-time low.
Kit Siang also took aim at an MCA Youth leader who criticised DAP over the alleged Israeli military base offer.
MCA Youth Young Professionals bureau chief Choo Wei Sern recently said that DAP “must answer” if it had any ties with Israel and also must explain whether the party supports Israel.
Choo had urged Zuhdi to reveal any proof he possibly has regarding the allegation.
“MCA is so irrelevant and so lost in the woods of Malaysian politics that it is even following the lead of liars to scrape the bottom of the barrel,” he said.