LIBERAL Party chairman Allen Lee Peng-fei yesterday dismissed a claim that mainland officials had told him to halt his attacks on a pro-Beijing political party. He said: 'No Xinhua official has contacted me. Even if Tung Chee-hwa called me to change my stance, I would not do so.' Mr Lee said he had been shocked to hear reports that he had been told by Xinhua officials to leave the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) alone, or hurt his chances of running for the NPC election. Mr Lee has been highly critical of an amendment by DAB member Chan Kam-lam, which sought to expand the social welfare constituency. Mr Lee's colleague, Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, said no one from her party had been warned. 'I agree with Mr Lee that we should be careful about rumours,' she said. She also denied a claim she had been unhappy with Mr Lee's high-profile opposition to Mr Chan's amendment.