Media Statement (2) by Lim Kit Siang in Petaling
Jaya on Thursday, 11th September 2008:
Clarification – Guang Ming report of 49
BN MPs on Taiwan junket are given RM500,000 each and that I knew of the
“mysterious sponsor” incorrect and misleading
This is to clarify that the Guang Ming Daily
front page report today quoting me as saying that the 49 BN MPs on
Taiwan junket are given RM500,000 each and that I knew of the
“mysterious sponsor” but it is not the time to reveal his identity is
incorrect and misleading.
When answering the Guang Ming reporter who telephoned me on Tuesday, I
had said that the BN MPs’ junket to Taiwan, allegedly for agricultural
study tour but clearly to foil Anwar Ibrahim’s “916” plan, sparked a lot
of talk and rumours in the country.
I mentioned that among the rumours was that the BN MPs would be given
RM500,000 each. In reply to the question by the Guang Ming reporter
whether I knew the person paying the money to the BN MPs, I said that a
name was mentioned in the rumours but it would not be right for me to
I did not say that the BN MPs in the Taiwan junket had been paid
RM500,000 each or that I knew who was the person who paid them.
Kit Siang, DAP
Parliamentary leader & MP for Ipoh Timor