VOXPOP 'The change from budget deficit to budget surplus is good enough example. Surely it must have been due to sound planning.'
Penang BN: Guan Eng is a directionless CM
Ally Meme: Of course, Penang CM Lim Guan Eng has got no directions - he obviously failed to channel money from the state coffers into the direction of BN cronies, unlike what was done by the previous state government.
Chin Tu Lan: Which direction do you want Guan Eng to lead you to? We Penangites have been following BN's directions for the past 50 years. Except for Lim Chong Eu's time, we know the feeling of being directionless.
In Dr Koh Tsu Koon's time, it was not just directionless, we were lost souls.
So to the BN folks, the direction Penang is going through right now is up. Of course, you are in the wrong direction because you are going down.
Pants on Fire: After 50 years, it's BN that's directionless. At least we know the current state government's directions - no corruption, no wastage, no favouritism, no ‘datukship' for serving politicians, and a clean, fair and open environment.
Malaysian 53: Penang BN can say whatever they want to have their ‘syok sendiri' (self-amusement) feeling. The people of Penang threw you out and you are not coming back, period.
If that is not clear, just ask your BN leader, Koh.
Ruben: BN had a toothless CM in Koh and has been taking Penang backwards. Now Penang has turned around and we have a great leader in Lim.
It is really a big kick into the face of BN that an opposition leader, in a relatively short time, can change the fortunes of Penang.
Coconut: Just ignore these jokers. Actions speak louder than words - the change from budget deficit to budget surplus is good enough example. Surely it must have been due to sound planning and clear directions.
2cts worth: BN coordinator for Machang Bubuk Ooi Suan Hoe, you are a good backseat driver and may have some good ideas. But the progress that Penang has made in these three short years just speaks for itself.
What did you do in the years you were at the helm? What masterly plan? Did you see the Auditor-General's Report? Is that part of BN's plan?
Wfworker: All those proclamations by the BN leaders in Penang just reflects the state of affairs of clueless people. If Penang, or even Selangor, has no direction, then how on earth did they have budget surpluses?
What's wrong if they manage the states for another term or even 10 terms without any clue? It is still better than BN, with their many wasteful plans to steal money from the Treasury.
Geronimo: Let's put it this way: Lim Guan Eng is his own man, whereas Koh has to answer to Umno for every move he makes.
It is no mere wonder that after three decades in power, Gerakan cannot produce the desired results which would have benefited Penangites.
Eventually, Umno was even prompted to tear down Koh's pictures. What a crying shame.
CM warns of mat rempit taking over Penang
Onyourtoes: Lim Guan Eng, to suggest that mat rempit may take over the state government is the most stupid statement you have made.
You may have unwittingly encouraged them to do exactly what you fear. The police may be reluctant to act, but this is still the country of law and the constitution. How a state government can be afraid of mat rempit is simply beyond me.
Solaris: "I was never shaken by demonstrations before this but now I feel a little shaken as the group can mobilise about 3,000 people next time and take over the state government."
Take over the state government? Granted that these mat rempit are obviously taking orders from Umno, but aren't you overreacting with exaggerated and paranoid imaginings, Guan Eng?
Or is the warning emerging from deep down within your subconscious - that one of these mongrels will kick you out of the 28th floor? Take a break, Guan Eng. You sound like you're going loco.
Ericomc: Inilah budaya Umno, memperalatkan anak-anak muda Melayu untuk kepentingan politik mereka yang rakus dan gila kuasa. Apakah sudah terjadi pada martabat Melayu, hal-hal kecil dan remeh pun diperbesarkan.
Yang sangat kesal sekali adalah menggunakan kesucian Islam untuk perjuangan yang tidak bawa sebarang manfaat pada rakyat umum. Kalau lah sikap dan perilaku biadap mat rempit yang umumnya anak-anak muda Melayu berterusan, bila lah bangsa Melayu - macam mana kah Melayu - dapat martabatkan bangsa mereka? Malah akan jadi bahan ketawa di rantau ini.
Jadi sedarlah wahai Melayu, kita (Cina, India, Iban, Kadazan) bisa jadi saudara-saudara untuk berjuang (menghapuskan budaya korupsi dan kroni dikalangan pejabat-pejabat) demi negara kesayangan kita, Malaysia.
Anonymous_208: As the country goes down the gutter, they do not ask for a new electoral system. They do not ask for extra textbooks. They do not ask for a library. What these lowlifes ask for is a race track.
Chuath: When there is a march for clean and transparent elections, something that is right and good for the country, these BN people said nothing and probably nodded their heads in agreement with the police actions against the peaceful marchers.
When hooligans roam the streets and make demands for themselves, they say we have to understand them, and that the government, in effect, cannot do anything about it.
Where have all the good men gone? Do we not have enough intelligent leaders to replace those who disgrace us with their shallow comments and who obviously are a waste of our taxpayers money?
MfM: The ‘plight' of mat rempit? These guys are a menace to road users. They break the laws, endanger other peoples' lives and we are supposed to listen to their ‘plight'? Provide them a place to race? Why should public money be used to entertain these people?
Why doesn't Umno leader Arif Shah Omar Shah build a private track on his land and let them use it? If he's so noble and proud, go do it. Everyone knows BN leaders have so much land in Penang and in strategic locations at that.
Unfortunately, these mat rempit appear to be paid off by a party interested only in tarnishing Lim Guan Eng.
Guan Eng needs to buck up as well - don't entertain this kind of behaviour or even respond to it. Just ignore public nuisances like these mat rempit.
Supercession: Why should the state government give these mat rempit a racing track? Is the track a public necessity?
If these rempit want to race, they should go buy their own piece of land and build a racing track themselves.
No means to do so? Then don't race - go do something productive instead. No one owes these rempit anything.
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