GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has apologised to the Sultan of Johor for his alleged remarks on Johor's deteriorating crime rate.
He made the apology at a press conference in Komtar at 1.10pm Friday.
Lim, however, did not admit making the statement and said he was still trying to locate the recording of what he said in Singapore.
“The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, had said he was offended by the statement made by me against Johor.
“Out of respect to the Johor Sultan, I wish to fully apologised to the Johor Sultan and his subjects, the people of Johor. I have no intention whatsoever to discredit Johor or any other state,” he said.
Lim was alleged to have made the remarks at a Correspondents Club of Singapore luncheon last month.
It was reported that an alleged transcript of Lim's speech, released on the Internet, quoted him as saying: “You don't have to worry about your safety when you come to Penang. In Johor, if you are a Singaporean, you are likely to get kidnapped.”
Lim had said Thursday he was unsure if the remarks were made in a private capacity but denied saying so in his prepared speech text at the function.
tunku : the liar at last apologized. he should be shameful as he denied earlier that he had said those thing. what about if there was no recording of his speech? if there is none,he will just deny it till now and put all the blames to bernama or umno. this twisted tongue guy should not be trusted at all.full of craps.