Sunday 7 October 2012

Bribery allegations: Umno Youth told to apologise

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has demanded an apology and retraction of corruption allegations made against him by the state's Umno Youth within 24 hours.

Lim, via his political secretary general Ng Wei Aik, wants the wing's leader, Shaik Hussein Mydin, to pay the price for his remark in a press conference on Friday.

Ng said Shaik Hussein has accused Lim of receiving bribes from the company - Kuala Lumpur International Dental Centre Sdn Bhd - which won the bid to develop Taman Manggis into a medical centre.

NONENg (right), who is the Komtar assemblyman, added Shaik Hussein uttered the offensive words at a press conference called by state BN youth leaders.

"If he fails to retract and apologise for his allegations in 24 hours, the CM will not hesitate to initiate legal action againt Shaik Hussein," said Ng, in a statement.

On Oct 5, Shaik Hussein had said that Lim had ‘received bribes' from the company which won the bid for Taman Manggis.

Shaik Hussein had said this after the state government imposed a 30 day period for BN to settle its payment for the 1.1 acre of land which the coalition had decided to acquire.

Last Thursday, the state BN Youth leaders submitted 10 percent of the payment to the state goverment.

BN had agreed to purchase the land for RM450 per sq ft, to build public housing, which they claimed that Lim's administration has neglected to do.

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