Leaked minutes: Attempt to unsettle state govt

The leaked minutes of a PKR election strategic meeting is an attempt to rock the Penang Pakatan boat.

Athi Shankar, FMT

GEORGE TOWN: The disclosure of what happened at a state PKR election strategic meeting was an attempt to drive a wedge between deputy chief minister 1 Mansor Othman and Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

The minutes of the meeting quoting Mansor was posted on a blog, Gelagat Anwar.

The leaked minutes revealed that Mansor had told the meeting he would not budge to DAP’s request for PKR seats, adding that the party’s Chinese candidates were seen as a threat by the DAP.

He allegedly remarked that Penangites see Lim like a “tokong” (a diety). “He is very arrogant … cocky and arrogant. It is not easy. Now more arrogant,” Mansor is alleged to have said of Lim.

A PKR politician said the leak was a clear act of sabotage. The politician who declined to be named said: “It’s clear that certain insiders want to put Mansor in trouble … at loggerheads with Lim. Someone would gain from it.”

He said it would not be so difficult for the party to find out who is the culprit behind the leaking of the meeting minutes.

“It must be someone who attended the meeting,” said the PKR leader, adding that the party should firmly deal with the matter.

When contacted, PKR state vice-chairman Abdul Halim Hussain said the party was disturbed by the leak and would launch an investigation into it.

“It’s a serious issue. We will get to the bottom of the matter,” he assured.

PKR’s Balik Pulau MP Yusmadi Yusoff described the leak was bad politics “worse than gutter politics” that showed that the country’s politics had gone down to another low level.