DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang today claimed Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has apologised to Lim Guan Eng over his failure to inform the Penang chief minister of Fairus Khairuddin’s resignation as Penanti assemblyman.
He urged both DAP and PKR to “let the matter rest”.
Kit Siang said Guan Eng and him had spoken to Anwar yesterday and considers the matter resolved.
“Before he left for Saudi Arabia, Anwar told me that he spoke to Guan Eng and apologised over the matter so I think we should let the matter rest,” he told The Malaysian Insider.
Kit Siang declined, however, to comment on a statement issued by his party this morning which said it had “ruled out” Penang PKR chairman Datuk Zahrain Mohamed Hashim as a by-election candidate for Penanti, after the latter had lashed out at Guan Eng in the media yesterday.
“Let the matter rest,” he repeated.
Zahrain is considered one of the leading candidates to contest the seat.
It is still unclear how DAP’s statement today will affect his chances.
DAP and PKR have been involved in a public row due to differences over the replacement of the deputy chief minister 1, Muhammad Fairus Khairuddin.
The row surfaced when Guan Eng expressed his disappointment with PKR for not keeping him in the loop over Fairus’s resignation from his Penanti seat.
PKR leaders Dr Syed Husin and Zahrain then responded by criticising Guan Eng for airing his grouses to the media and for perceived interference in PKR’s internal affairs.