PETALING JAYA – Umno Youth has slammed DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang for his allegation that Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein’s appointment as Minister with Special Functions was “politically motivated.”
Its deputy chief Senator Khairul Azwan Harun said Hishammuddin’s appointment was in fact testament to the work he had already done to forge solid ties with foreign nations.
Lim, in a statement on his blog Wednesday, claimed that there could be no justification for Hishammuddin’s appointment, “except for the political and ‘strategic’ one of protecting Datuk Seri Najib Razak from being ousted as the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia.”
In a statement, Khairul Azwan said Lim was being hypocritical.
“Look at your own DAP backyard. Is it not a political move that you are considering to abandon your Gelang Patah voters simply to move to a new constituency?” Khairul Azwan asked.
He said that for someone who has held a high position in DAP for many years, it was sad that Lim had offered nothing to the voters except fear-mongering and conspiracy.