Johor DAP has decried what it described as "trial by media" of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over his RM2.8 million purchase of a bungalow.
The state committee meeting, which met on 26th March 2016 in Batu Pahat, unanimously resolved to express support for and solidarity with DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang.
"We welcome fair and unbiased investigation into Guan Eng’s purchase of his house.
"However, the 'trial by media' in the past week, with unsubstantiated and twisted facts, is malicious," Johor opposition leader Gan Peck Cheng said in a statement today.
Gan claimed that the criticism Lim is facing over the bungalow purchase, said to be below market price, is the "most serious crisis since 2008 with the aim of finishing him off politically".
"Such massive attacks serve to divert attention from the multiple political crises faced by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, especially arising from the Citizens' Declaration on March 4,” he said.
Gan claimed the attacks are aimed at discrediting Guan Eng and the DAP in the upcoming Sarawak state election.
"The Penang chief minister was the most potent political figure for the Opposition in the previous Sarawak state election in April 2011," she said.
Gan urged party members and supporters to take note of these "political calculations" and urged them to support Lim to clear his name.