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Kit Siang files report with MCMC, demands apology from Najib

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Lim Kit Siang has filed a report with the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) over an article in the Third Force website, which accused him of receiving funds from billionaire Robert Kuok.

Among others, the DAP veteran said the Feb 25 article titled “Stop lying, Kit Siang. You got paid by Robert Kuok” alleged that he received some RM100 million over the span of four years.

“This was in response to my statement on Feb 25 that in my 53 years of politics, I had not received a single sen from Kuok, whether through his nephew James Kuok or anybody else,” he added.

Lim said he was also accused of being a "closet evangelist" responsible for activities by a group of radical evangelists who since the mid-1980s had attempted to turn the Chinese against Muslims in Malaysia.

"For this reason and some others previously mentioned, he is positively anti-Islam, and without a doubt planning to effect a form of de facto Chinese rule in Malaysia," he quoted the blog posting.

Meanwhile, Lim also demanded that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak (photo) tenders an open apology over the attacks on Kuok and DAP by Umno leaders.

“The four-day Umno attack on Kuok and DAP involved three Umno ministers and one Umno deputy minister with the prime minister himself fanning the flames.

“The whole cabinet, as well as BN, including Umno, MCA and Gerakan owe Kuok, DAP and the Malaysian nation an open apology for their irresponsible political caper,” he added.

Najib had raised eyebrows over the weekend when he mentioned Kuok during a speech, saying that the government had provided him with the key to become the “sugar king”. 

Prior to that, senior Umno leader Tajuddin Abdul Rahman warned Kuok not to forget his roots.

Earlier this week, Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz rained insults on Kuok and challenged the 94-year-old tycoon to contest in the 14th general election. 

The attacks came in the wake of an article in Malaysia Today, which accused Kuok of funding DAP and news portal The Malaysian Insight.

Since then, both Robert and his nephew have denied the allegation.

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