Utusan: Let police probe claims surrounding Guan Eng’s son

By Yow Hong Chieh, The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — Lim Guan Eng should ask police to investigate claims his son molested a girl as the Penang chief minister’s denial is not good enough, Utusan Malaysia said today. 

The Umno-owned daily pointed out that DAP had “aggressively” demanded probes into issues of public concern before and should allow similar scrutiny of party leaders if it did not want to be seen as biased. 

“Since the issue has become a public concern, Guan Eng should ask the police to conduct a thorough investigation to dispel any doubt,” said the paper’s editors, writing under the Awang Selamat pseudonym. 

“A denial is not enough to clear his family’s name. An investigation will also ensure justice for all parties. Dignity is the basic right of all people, whether the son of a leader or an ordinary citizen.” 

Yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin also called on Lim to let the police investigate the case. 

“If we want to clear this up, we ask the police to investigate. If it’s true that it had never happened, what do you have to worry about?” the Umno deputy president said.