COMMENT | In his usual display of "ampu" (brown-nosing) to his boss, Penang Chief Minister II P Ramasamy has gone out of his way to defend DAP secretary-general and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who has not personally responded to my earlier statement about him posing barefooted in the house of the "Datuk Seri" who allegedly received RM19 million from the Penang undersea tunnel company to stop investigations into the Penang tunnel corruption.
Ramasamy even volunteered excuses for his boss by saying that even if Lim had taken a photograph with this individual some time back, it is uncertain whether he would know in detail about the individual.
More ridiculously, Ramasamy even added that "leaders of governments have the habit of posing for photographs with groups and individuals they hardly know well because they must be seen to be friendly", in his feeble attempt to deflect suspicions towards his boss.
However, the emergence of a second photo depicting a smiling Lim with the same MACC suspect seated at the back of someone's car would mean that Ramasamy now has to try harder to come out with more creative excuses for his CM.
Will Ramasamy now say that leaders of governments have to hop into luxury cars to pose for photographs with individuals they hardly know because they must be seen to be friendly?
With this latest photo, can Ramasamy continue to deny that his CM is not familiar with this suspect?...