Daim should not   present the 2000 Budget in Parliament tomorrow unless he first  establishes his integrity by answering Anwarís serious allegations of gross improprieties and corruption against him

Media Statement
by Lim Kit Siang

(Petaling Jaya, Thursday):  Before he introduces the 2,000 Budget in Parliament tomorrow, the first Finance Minister, Tun Daim Zainuddin, should establish his integrity by answering the serious charges of gross improprieties and corruption which have been made by the former Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim both in his police reports as well as in his testimony in the Kuala Lumpur High Court since last Friday.

The 2,000 Budget will be the first casualty in terms of public confidence and credibility if Daim is not prepared to first  establish his integrity, by continuing to keep mum on Anwarís serious allegations which have received  national and international attention from the former Deputy Prime Ministerís court testimony.

The allegatons involving Daim  which Anwar made in open court are:

If Daim is not prepared to first clear his name on these four serious allegations of improprieties and corruption levelled against him by Anwar, Daim should not be presenting the 2000 Budget in Parliament tomorrow.


*Lim Kit Siang - Malaysian Parliamentary Opposition Leader, Democratic Action Party Secretary-General & Member of Parliament for Tanjong