Clip of DCM’s remarks on Guan Eng on the Net

(The Star) – An audio clip, purportedly of Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Mansor Othman describing Lim Guan Eng as “cocky and arrogant”, has been leaked on the Net.

The recording was posted by YouTube user akulah7704, with slide photos of Mansor and the chief minister flashed on the screen, under the title Pendedahan Penipuan Timbalan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang (Exposing the lies of Penang deputy chief minister).

Mansor, who is state PKR chief, had allegedly remarked that Penangites viewed the chief minister as a tokong (deity).

On Monday night, TV3 aired on its prime time news bulletin the recording of the remarks, said to be made at a party meeting in March to discuss the general election.

Speaking to reporters here yesterday, Mansor said action would be taken against those who leaked the minutes of the meeting.

“There have been some findings on the investigations,” he said, declining to disclose more information.

“This is a party matter. Action will be taken,” he said, after presenting mock keys for low-cost units to 57 families affected by the third phase construction of the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway here.

Mansor said the surfacing of the audio clip was a smear tactic because of the looming general election, reiterating that he had not seen the news programme.

“I know there was a news report but I did not see it. I was away at the time.

“The elections are coming, that is all I have to say.”

Asked to comment on the issue, Lim said: “TV3 likes to twist and turn.”