Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at a press conference at Komtar, George Town, Penang. Pix by Zulaikha Zainuzman

GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng slammed Umno for trying to take revenge by tabling a motion to demand his resignation over his on-going corruption trial at the Penang State Assembly sitting next month.

He alleged that Umno had decided to do so as the Penang government will table a motion against Umno's Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Shabudin Yahaya over his recent remarks in Parliament over sex crimes against children and child marriages.

"It is an effort of take revenge against us who wants to condemn both the party and Shabudin.

"But as a democratic party, if the speaker allows it, it will be allowed to be tabled, unlike in Dewan Rakyat where our motion to ask for the Prime Minister to resign was not allowed," he said in a press conference at Komtar yesterday.

He also said that they could have also tabled the motion on the Penang Regional Development Authority (Perda) land sale scandal involving 3.4ha with 18 plots of land as an 'act of revenge' too.

The land was said to be sold at RM1.42mil even though it was valued at RM16.6mil by the Inland Revenue Board.

Previously Perda chairman Shabudin had said that they will be looking into purchasing another plot of land in Seberang Prai which has the potential to be developed for low-cost and affordable houses at between RM42,000 and RM72,000.

"But to date no application was made on building low-cost houses, the only application made last year,March 24, was to build two-storey shop houses.

"We could have tabled that, but we didn't," he added.

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