Saturday, March 28, 2009

Guan Eng & Penang Crisis

  • If you have no jobs, blame the Federal Government.
  • If Pakatan Rakyat states get the highest investment out of the blue, the Press will be notified immediately that the successes are attributed to Pakatan leaders.
  • Bloggers will then immediately praise the competency, efficiency and productivity of the Pakatan State leaders.
  • This is a clear case of what Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat describes - hei shi ni jiang, bai dou shi ni jiang (in Chinese) in an interview with Astro AEC recently.
  • Loosely translated, it means that "anda kata ini putih, lepas tu anda kata ini hitam".
  • I have another one to add actually. "Yang jernih itu Pakatan, yang keruh itu Barisan. Yang suci itu Pakatan, yang hina itu Barisan".
  • I strongly urge Anwar to use this slogan for his next Election because this will simplify the message from Pakatan leaders.
  • How can Penang be in an economic crisis when in 2008, Lim Guan Eng proudly said that Penang received a record breaking investment level of RM 10.2 billion as compared to the previous BN Govt in 2007 - a mere RM 4.7 billion?
  • RM 10.2 billion is a marvellous feat, assuming of course those are the effects of the efforts from Pakatan Rakyat, and not the former Barisan Nasional Government.
  • If great successes are attributed to Lim Guan Eng in 2008, why is the problem of a growing unemployment rate in Penang directed to the Federal Government?
  • It only shows that Lim Guan Eng is incompetent and he is not at all a genius.
  • Now, he worked hard with the private sector to have a Tiger Park in Relau, Penang. Is it a good move, I question CM Lim?
  • When employment rates are so low and factories are shutting down, spending patterns in Penang will take a hit. The State Government should instead care for the people, instead of tigers at this economic crisis moment.
  • If tourism income is used as a justification, then Lim Guan Eng should ask how many Koreans, Japanese, Australians and Americans are willing to fly in to Penang just to see tigers in a Tiger Park?
  • The Tiger Park also received strong objections from several purely independent NGOs such as Sahabat Alam Malaysia, World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia and Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers.
  • If Guan Eng has the time to ask for a Tiger Park, why not ask for private initiatives in various other development that will help boost the finances and employment of the people?
  • Gurney Drive, beaches, Penang Hill and many other places are still not improved up to mark. I remember there was a Bird Park in Batu Kawan too.
  • Guan Eng should instead focus on these first and encourage the private sector in Penang to invest in industries to help boost employment rates.
  • Actually, Penangites should feel lucky. Your Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng recently said that Penang layoffs are not critical. Read it HERE.
  • Also, Guan Eng said he has "a little bit of confidence" of achieving RM 10 billion invesments for 2009 in his New Year statement.
  • So, Penangites are very lucky if we take Guan Eng's words. It seems that there is not really much of an economic crisis either.
  • No problem! Sit back, relax and enjoy with the Tigers in Relau.
  • I am beginning to wonder about Penang's RM 477.24 million Budget 2009. Someone should watch the Budget expenditure. Read PENANG BUDGET 2009.

p/s: Anyone wants to defend Guan Eng?

(Credits to Daylife and Malaysiakini for the photos)

11 comments:

Jeffry said...

SALAM SEJAHTERA SDR WEI LING

MOHON KEBENARAN UTK COPY POS SDR UTK SAYA PAPARKAN DLM BLOG SAYA SB POS SDR AMAT MENARIK :-)

Wei Liang Goh said...

Silakan bro.

Apa khabar di sana?

Jeffry said...

ALHAMDULLILAH BRO..DI SINI MCM BIASA..HANGAT DAN MEMBARA DGN ISU2 PEMBANGKANG YG SEMAKIN MENGELETAR BILA DS NAJIB BERGANDINGAN DGN TSMY. RASANYA MEREKA CUKUP GENTAR BRO.

Wei Liang Goh said...

Rasanya Pakatan masih boleh membuat isu dengan Najib.

Tetapi dengan TSMY, mereka langsung tidak boleh berkata apa-apa.

Gandingan Najib dan TSMY akan mengembalikan kegemilangan UMNO dan BN.

Percaturan politik dalam 3 tahun yang akan datang nampaknya pasti menarik.

Salam bro.

Jeffry said...

BETUL BRO, DLM MASA 3 TAHUN KITA AKAN DPT MELIHAT PERUBAHAN YG KETARA DAN CUKUP MENARIK..MUDAH2AN BRO

WARGA JOHOR AKAN TERUS MEMBERIKAN SOKONGAN PADU KPD KEPIMPINAN DS NAJIB DAN TSMY.

KEADAAN DISANA PULA MCM MNA BRO?

Wei Liang Goh said...

Keadaan di luar negara ni agak unik. Sebenarnya UMNO Overseas Club sahaja yang giat menarik minat dan perhatian pelajar di luar negara.

Parti komponen lain tidak kelihatan langsung.

Memandangkan situasi begini, saya berani kata hampir kesemua pelajar bukan bumiputera menyokong usaha parti lawan.

Sedihlah sedikit saya ni.

Tapi tak apa. Asalkan kita pegang teguh kepada prinsip dan teruskan usaha kita.

Itu cukup memadai.

Jeffry said...

HMMM MALANG BETUL KLU MEREKA MASIH TIDAK DPT TERIMA KENYATAAN.

APA PUN KITA TETAP TERUS BERJUANG BRO. WLU DIMANA PUN KITA BERADA, TUGAS KITA ADALAH UTK MENYEDARKAN MEREKA YG MASIH KELIRU.

TUGAS KITA BELUM SELESAI SELAGI KITA TIDAK PEROLEH KEJAYAAN DEMI UTK BANGSA MALAYSIA BRO.

TP SY PERCAYA BRO SEDIKIT DEMI SEDIKIT MEREKA AKAN TERIMA HUJAH2 DAN FAKTA YG KITA NYATAKAN. ASALKAN KITA IKHLAS DLM PERJUANGAN.

Tanjong Bunggah Resident Crying said...

Lim Guan Eng, please don't keep quiet!

http://www.malaysiakini.tv/video/16856.html


Show your CAT!!!

Crying Tanjong Bunggah resident

Where is Rakyat concern.

Pakatan Rakyat or Phakatan Riot?

tangjong bunggah resident association said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRVzadwtjk4

tangjong bunggah resident association

Jimmy Tham said...

I'm with you this time. If LGE told the press that this project had been approved long before the eruption of economic crisis or if he says it is part of the Penang development blueprint of having a recreational area I'm fine with it, but saying it is meant for attracting tourist dollars, 0.o he thinks i'm a kid and want me to fly wau ah?

Regarding the FDI investment, don't count your chicken before the eggs hatch. Being a green horn MB, he should knows things can get messed up and complicated any time but he can always blame it on the economic crisis lol

Still, for every wrong doing a PR MB does, I'm sure their BN counterpart wouldn't fall behind by much =) let's not get too carried away with these politicians' promises and affiliations.

Anonymous said...

Maybe I can help explain your some of your grouses with CM Lim Guan Eng.

A lot of people miss the point on the Tiger Park issue. It is not something that is already been decided by the Penang state government.

It is only at the proposal stage. To argue on the merits of the project is fine and good. Something the Chief Minister will find useful and Penangites will benefit.

But to slam the CM for even coming up with the idea is not fair to say the least.

The CM has said that he will listen to all views before making a decision.

In contrast, many projects that the former state government went through with did not go through the process of public scrutiny and debate. Decisions were made and views from NGOs and the public were not taken into account.

Worse still, elements of corruption and abuse of power were evident. One small example is Abad Naluri and the Batu Kawan race course.

Against this backdrop of the abysmal performance of a government that has been in power for over 50 years, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's 1 year "inexperienced" government, despite faced with a hostile federal government has performed remarkably well.

Don't take my word for it. Visit Penang (no pun intended) and ask Penangites themselves.

I have not addressed all the issues in your posting simply because it will take pages and pages of writing to clear the air, so to speak.

Also, I feel that the there is a tendency for many of us to take sides and address issues from the narrow prism of political parties.

We, the rakyat should always look at things from the viewpoint of the rakyat. Political parties are here to serve us, not the other way around.

We are not Pakatan Rakyat just as we are not Barisan Nasional. No need to become their official spokesperson.

The only reason I'm defending CM LGE is that this time I think he is being unfairly blamed. But if next time I find that he did something wrong, I'll say so.