Lim Guan Eng most recently said:
“Ever since Perikatan Nasional (PN) took over in March 2020, Penang has not enjoyed a single benefit but instead seen its development projects previously approved by the Pakatan Harapan government, ruthlessly scrapped one after the other.”
The DAP sec-gen said the above in a media statement published yesterday by Malaysiakini.
Earlier this year – see Malaysiakini tweeted story – Guan Eng’s sister Lim Hui Ying (pictured above) launched a related signature campaign.
The Lims and their party are exacerbating the ‘Them vs Us’ divide — ‘them’ being the Malay PN government in Putrajaya and ‘us’ being the three-term DAP state government in Penang.
And they’re dragging Penangites into the DAP’s vendetta against the Malay power structure.
The Chinese-saturated opposition has been waging a propaganda war accusing the federal government of ‘politik dendam’ – see below the DAP’s petition drive – over the cancelation of some Penang infrastructure projects.
Guan Eng claimed that Putrajaya had “ruthlessly scrapped” the Penang projects.
It is not “ruthless”, as the DAP says, to postpone the planned expansion of Penang airport estimated to cost RM800 million. 0n the contrary, it is a reasonable decision.
After all, we’re still in the midst of the Covid pandemic. Very few people are flying.
BELOW: Guan Eng’s antics during his 2012 debate with then MCA president Chua Soi Lek; since then the MCA has had two leadership changes (with Liow Tiong Lai taking over from Chua, then Wee taking over from Liow)
Rolling stone gathers no moss.
About Penang’s other gripe – the scrapping of its ferry service – the potshot by Guan Eng aimed at Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong is such a low blow.
Guan Eng said: “As a non-local, Wee will never understand that the Penang ferry service is part of the state’s heritage and close to the hearts of Penangites.”
Woi, you’re not a Penang local either lah.
Actually, Guan Eng and his father are much like a traveling circus moving from one constituency to another. A pair of rolling stones gathering only groupies from Penang along the coast (Selangor, Malacca) down to Johor.
And talking about “heritage” and issues “close to the heart of Penangites”, the DAP should take a look at the ‘Save Penang!’ online petition.
The public call to “Reject the 3-Islands Reclamation!” – a mega project which is Guan Eng’s brainchild – has collected close to 128,000 signatures on the Change. org hosting platform.
As to who is really playing ‘politik dendam’, the following are Guan Eng’s own words: “Penangites will ‘repay’ PN and Wee for their contribution in terminating the iconic Penang ferry service that no longer transports vehicles”.
Hullo! Chinese voters already annihilated MCA and Gerakan in the last general election.
How more do DAP and its Penang supporters think they can exact payback on the Muhyiddin administration?
The Chinese forget they had already maxed their electoral flex on 9 May 2018. They have little room left to manoeuvre short of crawling to Umno.