Kota Kinabalu, Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Parti Warisan must explain the candidacy of someone who is a confessed donor to a suspected, international terrorist organisation.
The candidate is contesting in a state seat within the parliamentary constituency of the Warisan Election Director of Operations, Datuk Liew Vui Keong, who was the immediate past federal minister for law. It is a very worrying thing if Datuk V.K. Liew and his team have chosen such a carididate without any explanation.
According to newspaper reports, the candidate was detained by the authorities for a few years for suspected involvement in Jemaah Islamiah (JI). In local newspapers, he has denied that he was a terrorist but he also admitted that he had made donations that caused him to be detained by security agencies in Malaysia.
The first-time candidate had displaced the incumbent Warisan assemblyman in the same seat.
Datuk Yong Teck Lee
Caption: Yong holding the two newspaper reports dated 14 September 2020