You were in bed with kleptocrats, Zaid ticks off Kit Siang
DAP’s stalwart Lim Kit Siang (left) and its secretary-general Lim Guan Eng at a Hari Raya open house in 2009 at then prime minister Najib Razak’s house at Seri Perdana. Kit Siang has often referred to Najib’s administration as kleptocratic. (Bernama pic)
PETALING JAYA: A former federal minister said Lim Kit Siang should stop labelling Umno a kleptocratic party, as the DAP supremo had been “in bed” with kleptocrats.
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Zaid Ibrahim, a former Kelantan DAP chief, said Lim was probably still “in bed with them”.
“Just because these kleps were not charged and left Umno does not mean they are ‘cleaner’ than Umno,” he tweeted tonight.
While Zaid did not identify who Lim had been working with, several Umno leaders who either left or were sacked from the party went on to set up PPBM.
PPBM was part of the Pakatan Harapan government before it collapsed after Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s resignation and PPBM’s subsequent pullout from the ruling coalition earlier this year.
PPBM now leads the Perikatan Nasional government which Umno backs. In fact, several Umno MPs are in the Cabinet.
Earlier today, Lim, who is the Iskandar Puteri MP, had, in a blog post, asked if the “kleptocratic Umno leaders” were the worst enemy of the Malays and the country.
Lim had also often used the label when attacking former prime minister Najib Razak.