Lim Guan Eng lost his guts when facing the NGOs and voters of Penang last week at a forum.
These people were fed up with the CM’s blossoming romance with the developers, selling off state land to them and allowing them to build apartments and towers on Penang’s green hills as though Penang belongs to the Lim Dynasty.
When confronted by them, there was strangely no more talking big about multi billion ringgit ideas to build a tunnel under the polluted channel so that he can zip to and fro from Komtar to his constituency in the mainland.
Neither was there any talk about superhighways to bring more cars and traffic into the island which was already unlivable under boh hoot Koh Tsu Koon and which has become even more unbelievable under Lim Guan Eng.
His harebrained scheme to build a cable car from Teluk Bahang to Penang was shot down at the forum.
The charm of Penang lies in the funicular railway, not some million ringgit cable car that will only make the DAP cronies richer.
The arrogant CM has also been blaming the newspapers for creating stories that Penang people are angry the hills are dying.
All not true, lies, I will sue you, he said. He claimed the hills are alive with the sound of music. Dear Leader, the only people singing are the developers as they dance and sing all the way to the bank.
Imagine his shock when people in the audience clapped loudly whenever someone brought up issues about the environment and the hills.
Alamak, the newspapers were telling the truth and the CM was the one lying. The CM’s mouth dropped open and looked like a big septic tank.
Traffic jam is the biggest headache for ordinary Penang people. The DAP had claimed they would solve the transportation problem if they came to power.
Now they are in power, they say, sorry cannot solve. Transportation is federal government responsibility.
Yup, hate and blame, that’s his specialty. He has a PhD in that field.
He got another shock about the Penang Port issue. After he tried to block the federal attempt to privatize Penang Port, his chief crony Tan Sri Dato Seri Tan Kok Ping organized a Chinese consortium to bid for the port.
BTW he gave this crony who is also a developer a Dato Seri during the Penang Governor’s birthday last month.
You scratch my back, I scratch yours.
Well, the NGO and citizens at the forum told him to stop this nonsense and they have organized a signature campaign to stop his crony’s bid to get the port.
This is the second slap in the face for him. This crony Tan Kok Pin is very rich but stupid because he had announced that Penang Port must remain in the hands of Penang.
Hahaha! The next day, Gerakan in Penang (not rich but not as stupid as Tan Kok Pin) voiced agreement that the port must belong to Penang and that the Chief Minister post must also go to a Penangite and NOT some politician who acts like a triad leader.
Err, where can we sign the petition that CM post must be held by Penangite?
His latest campaign line is to make Penang a liveable city. But that idea is also starting to sound as unconvincing as DAP a multiracial party.
Penang is as dirty as ever, the traffic jam has worsened, the hills are dying, plastic bags are still everywhere except where it is needed at Giant Hypermarket, public transport is a flop and everyday it is politics and hate and blame.
The CM has admitted that he is a failed accountant and that was why he went into politics.
He is hallucinating if he thinks he knows what makes a liveable city.
His mouth became as big as the Mulu Caves when a town planner from Penang showed slides of liveable cities of the world.
Maybe the guy should also have shown that the leaders of these cities are not failed accountants.
The trouble with the CM is that he has told so many lies and made so many outlandish boasts that even the NGOs do not believe him anymore.
One of them asked him: liveable city for the rich or the poor? This time his mouth dropped open as big as Bakun Dam.
Yup, the feeling among many Penang people is that the CM loves his developer friends.
They take him for expensive dinners, for samsengs, they tell him, ayah CM, don’t be afraid of Betty lah. She is old, Rainbow is young.
If you like Rainbow, go for it. Be like fighting cock, not henpecked husband.
His developer friends are not interested in building low cost houses for the poor.
If they cared for the poor, they would be working as social welfare officers and not raping the hills and ripping off the rich.
This failed accountant used to condemn developers now they are BFF.
Together they will succeed in making Penang the most unliveable city since Merdeka.
Koh Tsu Koon was boh hoot durian, seedless durian. He had no guts to stand up to Umno.
Lim Guan Eng claims he is hu hoot durian, durian with big seeds. But durian lovers know that hu hoot durian is not worth very much.
There is too much seed and not enough flesh. It looks impressive but is lousy to eat.
That is what Lim Guan Eng is like, all seed and no flesh, all talk and no action, all boast and no substance.