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Penang video: Some truth, more BN propaganda, say critics

Susan Loone  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Debate on the viral anti-DAP government video titled "Penang, would you hear my story?" continues to rage, with civil society leaders saying that while the content has some truth, the clip is merely a BN propaganda tool, lacking in solutions.

In a nutshell, the 3.16-minute clip uploaded on YouTube and the Friends of BN Facebook, features an unnamed woman decrying her disillusionment with the Penang government due to the high cost of living, expensive homes, hikes in quit rent and water cost, poor economic state, decreasing jobs, illegal factories and land reclamation that purportedly caused more than 20 floods in 2017.

Businessman and Gerakan member Yeap Ban Choon, who identifies with the video content, asked what the DAP-led government had achieved in a decade in Penang after wresting the state from his party.

Yeap said the state government under Pakatan Harapan (previously Pakatan Rakyat) started well with its CAT (competency, accountability, transparency) policy, but since 2008 it could be seen the state budget has expanded year after year...

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