Lim Guan Eng is losing the plot. Everytime something goes wrong for his government in Penang, he blames Umno or the previous government.
If that does not work, then he resorts to this: The BN government also do the same what. Why don’t you blame them? Why you only blame me? Not fair! Media lynching!
Well, @cmlimguaneng, we expect more from you because you and your party are so good at criticising others for corruption, incompetence, environmental mistakes, lack of transparency etc.
Now that you are in charge and with overwhelming powers to do the right thing, you instead do what the BN used to do – allow the developers to do as they like. Grab state land and rape the hills.
He blames the papers for playing up the hill projects but the media is merely reporting the complaints of Penang residents who have protested against landslides near their homes because of hill projects.
He claimed his government had not approved any hill projects but the landslide caused by the hill project was found to have been approved by his government. He lies as well as his opponents in the BN.
On World Environmental Day, two of Penang’s most established NGOs, CAP and SAM, protested against Lim Guan Eng’s policies on hill development.
Residents in Sungai Ara in Penang island have held so many protests about the environmental threat from landslides near their homes. In Tanjong Bungah, the middle-class residents have been complaining about the concrete jungle and the traffic jams.
What media lynching is he talking about? The media was merely reporting what people in Penang are saying. Does he expect the media to be silent on these issues just because it does not favour him?
Lim Guan Eng keeps saying that his government has not approved any development projects that are more than 250 feet above sea level since he took over. He has said that only 38 hill projects were approved by his government.
That’s a lot by our standards. How about showing the list instead of just talking and blaming and threatening?
This man is famous for talking about transparency and good governance. But his government has been less than transparent.
He is angry with the media for highlighting the issue. He wants to know why the media does not subject other states to the same scrutiny. Welcome to the world of Penang where people are conscious of their rights and take their issues to the media.
He is angry that the paper called it the dying hills. He said the hills are not dying because no project has been approved above 250 feet. Poor fella, no wonder he’s a failed accountant.
Even projects taking place on slopes below 250 feet can cause landslides and erosion and that is exactly what is happening now. 250 feet is higher than the Petronas Twin Towers for your information.
He should answer for the hill projects now causing so much problems to people even though these projects are on heights of less than 250 feet and come up with corrective action.
The two presidents he appointed to be in charge of the municipal councils in Penang Island and Seberang Perai are terrified of him.
They did not even dare say No when he insisted on going ahead with the SPICE project even though no environmental study had been done.
Penang island is a very small place with a fragile eco system. Small things can result in big consequences. But he does not know that he gate-crashed into Penang in 2008 after being chased out by his own party from Malacca.
He is accusing the media of a political agenda. But anyone who has driven along Tanjong Bungah and Batu Ferringhi the last few years would agree that the Penang island is like a beautiful woman who has had too much plastic surgery.
A lot of it began under Koh Tsu Koon and Lim Guan Eng is doing a grand job of continuing the legacy.
Please stop blaming Umno, BN, the media. Look into the mirror and find out who is to blame since March 2008.