How To Trust Tokong ?

Idealistic promise, bitter reality of Penang CMI

On April 20th 2009, Penang Chief Minister said that the Penang state government is proposing to set up an agency — the Chief Minister Incorporated (CMI) — which will give the state government more clout to protect and preserve the state’s heritage, in line with George Town’s inscription as a Unesco World Heritage site.

Lim Guan Eng said the main focus of CMI would be heritage.

However in May 2017,after being hammered for CMI selling RM156 million of state land in Peel Avenue without open tender at allegedly below market prices, LIm Guan Eng was accused of being the sole person in charge of approving this deal since he is Chief Minister and the sale was signed by Chief Minister Incorporated (CMI).

Guan Eng defended himself by saying that CMI) enables the Penang government to engage in commercial land transactions,

“The state can only grant TOL (temporary occupancy license) annually or lease the land for 99 years, seeking a full one-shot payment,” Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

“In the case of Island Hospital, they have not even secured the license from the Federal Government for its hospital project to pay the state the full RM156 million for the land.

“So, we dealt through the CMI.” said Lim Guan Eng.

So, looks like the real purpose of passing the CMI bill and setting-up CMI in 2009 was not heritage-related but to enable Penang Govt to engage in commercial sales of state land with flexible payment terms via direct negotiations.

Lim Guan Eng continued to deny it was a one-person decision and for the past few days had asked Gerakan to show proof.

So, today Gerakan showed proof by showing the Chief Minister Incorporated Enactment 2009 passed by the DAP Penang Govt in 2009 where Sections 3 and 4 grants the chief minister the sole authority to enter into contracts, acquire, hold or enjoy movable or immovable properties, sell, mortgage or dispose them.

Looks like Penang people got cheated in 2009 by an idealistic promise and then kena later on when the brutal reality is finally revealed.

Syabas Penang!

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Anwar Is Too Old To Be PM But He Isn’t !

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Tokong Karpal Singh In Teluk Intan!

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Mind Boggling Reclaimation in Penang

Source: LSS Report

Size Comparison of Forest City vs Melaka Gateway vs Penang PTMP South Island reclamation projects

All three projects are reclamation projects. All three projects have elements of China funding with local participation.

Both the Melaka Gateway and the Forest City projects have been heavily attacked by Pakatan over China funding and how big they were and who are going to stay in the large number of new being built there.

Here are the facts about the size:

  • Forest City – 3,425 acres
  • Penang South Island reclamation – 4,500 acres
  • Melaka Gateway – 608 acres

So, who is going to buy and stay in the Penang PTMP south Islands that will be reclaimed?

What happens if there are not enough buyers? How then to repay the massive billion ringgit loans taken?

It is 31% bigger size area than even Forest City which has a much bigger captive population market – being in between Johor and Singapore.

We are waiting for Tun Mahathir to attack Lim Guan Eng for this project too.

Proof of land reclamation project size

  1. Forest City: 1,386ha (3425 acres) – Link
  2. Melaka Gateway: 246.5 hectares (608 acres) – Link
  3. Penang PMTP South Island reclamation project: “In order to fund the RM27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan, we will be reclaiming about 4,500 acres of land,” said Lim Guan Eng – Link
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Another DAP Lawmaker With Foreign Citizenship

Political blogger Lim Sian See has provided what he claims is proof that a Perak DAP assemblyman had attempted to obtain British citizenship numerous times and failed, before returning to Malaysia to contest in the last general election.

He claimed that Pasir Pinji assemblyman Howard Lee Chuan How also used his Commonwealth citizenship while living in the UK for over 12 years to contest a local council election for Norwich City on a Liberal Democrats ticket in Sept 2010.

Lee had earlier published a Facebook post where he denied ever acquiring foreign citizenship, and welcomed anyone to challenge that fact through the “proper channels”.

Lee, a first-term assemblyman, said his Malaysian citizenship “is indisputable,” and he welcomed anyone to challenge the fact through proper channels.

Lim admitted that this was true, but maintained that Lee’s loyalty to Malaysia was still questionable as he had repeatedly tried to obtain British citizenship despite being rejected.

He added in a Facebook post on Wednesday that Malaysia and the Perak state legislative assembly were a second choice for Lee.

“It is unlikely that he (Lee) would have contested in Malaysia if he had got his British citizenship or won in the Norwich City local council election,” said Lim. Continue reading

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Bila Awkward…

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Tokong’s Dreadful Performance In Penang

Source: LSS Report

AG Reports prove that Selangor and Penang has increased yearly govt spending at higher rates than Federal Govt since 2008

General elections are near and Pakatan will soon be coming out with statements claiming that they can reduce “wasteful” yearly government spending by reducing corruption and wastage while cutting the civil servants wage bill.

Unfortunately, their track record shows the complete opposite.

In fact, the Auditor General’s yearly reports shows both the PKR-held Selangor and DAP-held Penang have both increased their yearly Govt spending (Perbelanjaan Mengurus) at a much higher rate than the Federal Govt during the same period.

In 2007, the year before Pakatan took over Selangor, the state operational spending was RM1.15 billion with salaries at RM169 million.

After taking for 3 years, in the year 2011 the state spending for the year has jumped to 1.453 billion with wage bill at RM266 million.

And by 2015, Selangor state spending has doubled to RM2.134 billion while wages more than doubled to RM362 million.

Penang is even worse.

In 2007, the year before DAP took over, the Penang govt operational spending was RM252.25 million while wage cost was RM 78.15 million.

By the third year in power, DAP had doubled the state administration spending in 2011 to RM464.57 billion while wages has increased to RM112.65 million.

And in the year 2015, the AG report shows the state spending has now jumped to RM825.88 million – 350% of what it was in 2007.

Penang State govt wages in 2015 also doubled to RM142.85 million.

Worse is that the Penang budget for 2017 is to spend RM1.5 billion in state administration spending – a staggering 500% more than what it was before DAP took over Penang.

You may ask how then did they still earn a surplus if they keep spending money like water?

The answer is to sell state land and assets. Ask Penang and Selangor to list out the land and assets that they have sold since 2008 and you will be shocked.

So, how to trust Pakatan when they claim they will reduce Federal Govt spending and wages when the AUDITED track record shows they have not been able to do it for the states under their control but in fact increased it faster than Federal Govt?

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Well done, Tokong and Co!

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