Kit Siang calls Lam Thye a liar

(The Mole) – DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has accused former party colleague Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye of lying in the later’s recently launched autobiography.

Lim, in a statement today denied Lee’s claim that he had in 1990 told the then DAP’s Bukit Bintang member of parliament (MP) of the party leadership’s decision of a seat swap for the general election that year.

“The thought of Lam Thye contesting in any seat apart from Bukit Bintang had never occurred to me before the 1990 general election.

“It is most regrettable that Lam Thye has to tell a big lie in his autobiography about why he quit politics,” said Lim.

Lim was serving as DAP’s secretary-general in 1990 while Lee was his deputy, as well as the party’s Federal Territory chief.

Lee was at that time known as a popular and well respected leader, even among his political opponents, especially due to his social works.

In his book, Lee said he had decided to leave politics because of what he described as “back-stabbings” in DAP.

He also claimed that he sensed something sinister behind the DAP leadership’s insistence to move him from his Bukit Bintang seat in 1990 when his appeal on the matter was rejected by the party.