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Now, Boo tells Syed Saddiq to step down as Muda chief


Johor DAP leader Dr Boo Cheng Hau says Muda president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman must set a good example for the younger generation.

PETALING JAYA: After calling on DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng to step down pending the outcome of his corruption case, Johor DAP leader Dr Boo Cheng Hau says Muda president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman should do the same.

He said Syed Saddiq should withdraw from his post until his name is cleared if he wants his party to continue working with Pakatan Harapan.

“Syed Saddiq has to set a good example for the younger generation without dragging PH down and go through the due legal process to clear his name before resuming his public posts.

“PH component parties have to set a higher standard of integrity than Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) because we have to offer a formidable alternative to the people. DAP and PH have to avoid becoming Umno 2.0,” he said in a statement.

Syed Saddiq, the former youth and sports minister, is facing charges of criminal breach of trust and money laundering in connection with Bersatu election funds totalling RM1.2 million.

Boo’s call to Syed Saddiq comes a week after the former Skudai assemblyman urged Lim to step down, citing his ongoing undersea tunnel corruption trial.

He pointed out that even Najib Razak had resigned as BN chairman and Umno president after his loss in GE14, and went on to face his corruption charges. His successor, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, also went on garden leave for six months.

Boo urged civil society to push political leaders on both sides of the divide to adopt this stand to ensure public figures protect their integrity and credibility.

“It is regrettable that Lim did not take a decisive move to refuse the DAP national chairmanship.

“I believe in his innocence but he has to go through all the necessary legal processes on his own before reclaiming all party and public positions,” he said. - FMT

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