Friday, 19 December 2014
Pengerusi DAP Negeri bakal Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang?
Perebutan jawatan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang antara kumpulan Chow Kon Yeow dan Lim Guan Eng. Sejauh mana kebenarannya? Kalau tiada angin bertiup, masakan pokok boleh bergoyang?
Seperti biasa masing-masing akan cuba untuk menafikannya. Masing-masing hendak 'cover line'. Dan seperti biasa, ada pihak lain akan 'dikambing hitamkan' bagi mengalih isu yang sebenarnya.
KEMUNCULAN Chow Kon Yeow sekali lagi mewarnai politik DAP di Pulau Pinang dengan kain rentang terpampang 'Ketua Menteri baharu' di negeri Pulau Pinang. Beberapa tempat kain rentang terpampar di Jalan Bukit Gambir dan juga sebelah Georgetown.
Pemimpin DAP berasa tiba masa untuk memberi jawatan Ketua Menteri kepada Chow penganti Lim Guan Eng. Mereka berasa beliau adalah pemimipin yang paling sesuai untuk jawatan tersebut
I am pretty sure that most people would still remember the Cow Condominium fiasco whereby the Federal Govt gave RM250 million soft loan to a company to rear cows to enhance our food security - a loan that eventually has to be repaid and was being repaid on time until their accounts got frozen when the case exploded and almost everyone was pointing fingers at the Federal Government.
Although I do not condone such alleged act of cronysim and where it was said that the soft loan was misused by the management for other purposes other than originally intended, it was still basically a soft loan that would be recoverable by the Federal Goverment.
Strange thing is that people say nothing when a State Government pays more than RM300 million to a company to do "feasibility studies" for a mega-tunnel project that does not look to be feasible at all in the first place. This sum of more than RM300 million will NEVER be repaid - whether the study is a success or not as it is an expense by the State Government.
It was also said that the company engaged to act as the consultant to conduct the “feasibility studies” does not have the expertise so why did the State Government engage them and at such an exhorbitant cost…. and that is another story altogether.
The Federal Government is going down hard on the NFC issue but who is going down hard on the State Government which has spent millions on consultancy fees and still no outcome on the so-called “feasibility studies”? We should not rest on our laurels thinking that all the State Government does is really CAT coz if that is the case, we would be in danger of having no check and balance…
We as citizens of Malaysia should be aware of the bigger scheme of things being done by both the Federal & State Goverments if we want them to administer our coffers rightly and for the benefit and development of the rakyat and not harp on small petty issues that they are cleverly orchestrating to shift our minds there.