Penang PKR wrapping up ‘cocky and arrogant Lim’ case

(The Star) – Penang PKR is expected to make an announcement on the outcome of its investigation into the alleged leaked recording of Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Mansor Othman branding his superior Lim Guan Eng as an arrogant and cocky leader.

State PKR vice-chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Hussein said the issue was largely an internal matter where an element of an unethical practice (leakage of the recording) occurred.

“We should stop speculating about it until we make an announcement. Just wait for it,” he said in reference to the guessing game on who was the culprit behind the leakage.

Mansor is alleged to have uttered the words “cocky” and “arrogant” earlier this year when describing Lim, who is the Chief Minister, during a conversation with fellow PKR leaders here.

Two state executive councillors here have played down the significance of the alleged leaked recording.

State Youth and Sports, Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Lydia Ong said even the weekly state exco meetings could not be fortified.

“Sometimes, before we even announce decisions from our exco meetings, the information was already made known (elsewhere). We have nothing to hide,” Ong said after flagging off a cycling event at Gurney Paragon.

Penang Domestic Trade, Consumer Affairs and Religious Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Malik Kassim, who was also present, said he was not worried about the alleged recording, as “there will always be black sheep who are out to sabotage others”.

Separately, Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said this incident exemplified one of the many weaknesses in Pakatan Rakyat.