Sarawak may have a new chief minister if Pakatan Rakyat takes over Putrajaya after the general election, said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

dap kluang ceramah 200413 lim guan engThis is because the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) would then have a free hand to investigate Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, instead of being held back by the federal government, he said.

“By then (with a Pakatan government), the law would be able to take its course, and (MACC) can then look for evidence (of corruption related to Taib),” he said during his one-day campaign in Sibu, Sarawak.

He said there should be evidence available “somewhere” on various allegations of corruption levelled at the long-time CM.

“But now the enforcement agency is afraid of him,” he said.

Taib’s term as CM will continue regardless of the outcome of the general election on May 5, as the state election is not due until 2016.
Lim said, Taib fears no one and alleged that even caretaker prime minister Najib Abdul Razak is too scared to compel MACC to act against the chief minister.

Meanwhile, Lim said that of the 11 Parliamentary seats contested in Sarawak, DAP expects to win one rural and six urban seats.

He said that BN are adopting three tactics - lies, threats and money - which he said had an effect on voters, thus candidates need to do more to instill confidence voter confidence on Pakatan.

~ Malaysiakini