Guan Eng does not want Najib and Ku Nan to join PPBM

(FMT) – DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today hoped PPBM will not admit former Umno members who are involved in corruption scandals, especially those connected to the 1MDB issue.

He was asked to comment on PPBM chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s call to Malay-based political parties, including Umno, to join PPBM for the sake of unity.

Lim said he had yet to read Mahathir’s statement but noted that previously, PPBM had used a “cooling-off” period before admitting Umno MPs into its fold.

“There are some people Tun would never accept.

“Of course, if you take in Ku Nan (former Umno secretary-general and now treasurer Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor) and Najib Razak, that is unacceptable.

“Those who were admitted into PPBM the last time were those who were not directly involved in 1MDB,” he said on the sidelines of an event here today.

In Johor yesterday, Mahathir called on all Malay parties to join PPBM in efforts to unite the Malays.

He said more and more Malay parties were being formed, which reduced the potential of the Malay parties to win the election.

Earlier, Lim announced that Chinese telco giant Huawei would provide 5G network infrastructure for the Penang Digital Library, making it the first library in Malaysia to do so.

He said Huawei’s executives were scheduled to hold talks with Penang officials in a few weeks’ time to discuss its implementation.