There’s a ‘DAP ghost’ in Penang PKR

This so-called ‘ghost’, claims a former PKR leader, has been feeding Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng with the details of PKR meetings in the state. 

Athi Shankar, FMT

GEORGE TOWN: Internal leakage on details of Penang PKR meetings to outsiders, especially DAP, is not something new.

“It has been happening since a year ago,” alleged former Kedah PKR secretary Zamil Ibrahim.

He claimed that the PKR state leadership was aware of it and suspected a local party leader close to DAP to be the culprit behind the sabotage work.

Zamil said the politician had often been described by party insiders as a “DAP ghost in PKR mask.”

Based on internal information, he said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng would receive all information, including confidential details, from the suspect on goings-on in PKR meetings.

He said Lim, who is also the Penang chief minister, would be informed by this “ghost” within five minutes after a meeting ended.

“The leakage in Penang PKR is rampant and dangerous. It’s not only an act of sabotage but an act of betrayal,” Zamil told FMT.

He was commenting on the public leaking of details of an internal casual meeting between the state PKR chief and Deputy Chief Minister I Mansor Othman with seven local Chinese members.

Details of the meeting were published in verbatim in June postings of a blog called “Gelagat Anwar” while its audio recording was aired by TV3 on Sept 24.

According to the leaked details, Mansor had, during the meeting, apparently described Lim as “cocky, arrogant and tokong”, which was now been popularly termed as the “CAT” by critics.

The CAT leak had now put Mansor in a politically awkward position as PKR conducts its internal investigation to nab the culprit.

The seven who met Mansor in the closed-door discussion were state PKR deputy chief Law Choo Kiang, Bukit Bendera division deputy chief Felix Ooi Keat Hin, Bayan Baru vice chairman Tan Seng Keat, 2004 candidate for Bayan Baru federal and Batu Uban state seats – Raymond Ong Ting Cheow, Tanjung Youth chief Ng Chek Siang; Bayan Baru member Cheah Peng Guan and Mansor’s special assistant John Ooh Sin Hwa.

It is learnt that all seven members had so far denied being involved in the sabotage act.