Lim Guan Eng wants Malaysian Home Minister to retract remarks
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng wants Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to retract his recent controversial remarks and issue a public apology.
In an article earlier this week in the Umno-owned Utusan daily, Mr Zahid told Malaysians to emigrate if they did not like the election system. His remarks were widely criticised, with Mr Lim of the Chinese-dominated opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) joining the detractors on Saturday.
"If he does not do so, then a censure motion will be made in the Parliament, under the proposal of DAP parliamentarian head Lim Kit Siang," Mr Lim Guan Eng said.
Mr Zahid has "until the Parliament sitting to retract his statement and apologise to the people," he told a press conference at Jalan Air Itam, Penang on Saturday.