I listened to a Penang UMNO assemblyman on the news last night and read it in The Star today:
“Call to scrap mega projects”
PENANG: The state Umno will “persuade” the Federal Government to scrap all the mega projects in the state in view of the people’s clear rejection of Barisan Nasional.Since Penangites do not want development, the Federal Government should not force it on them, said state Umno liaison committee secretary Datuk Azhar Ibrahim. He said that this was not Penang Umno taking revenge “but we are actually giving the people what they want”.
“They voted for change, so let us see what the DAP can do,” he said after the party’s emergency meeting at Menara Umno yesterday.
Azhar, who is Penaga assemblyman, was appointed the state Opposition Leader at the meeting.Meanwhile, Umno liaison committee deputy chief Datuk Abdul Rashid Abdullah hit out at the new administration for its decision not to practise the New Economic Policy (NEP).
My dear Datuk Azhar Ibrahim, should the Penangites exclude themselves from paying income tax, road tax or any other form of taxes to the Federal Government as well? I think they are more than happy to contribute to the state government than the corrupted
When you say things without thinking, do not blame other people for calling you an idiot. He even had the audacity to say that it was not a revenge on his part. If that wasn’t the case of an ultimate sore loser then I don’t know what that was.
For your information Datuk, the majority of Penangites do not reject development. They reject corrupt governments. Why is it you people in UMNO can’t see until now that
rejecting BN doesn’t mean rejecting development? Rejecting BN crucially means rejecting the corruption rampantly exist within the system. Get it?
Because of this damaging statement on your part, there will be 2 outcomes:
1) You are depriving all people in Penang from getting aid from the Federal Government (be it pro BN or anti BN)
2) You are projecting UMNO as owningthe Federal Government. When will UMNO
leaders learn that they do not own the Federal Government? UMNO needs to wash
away this notion that they can do anything they want. Federal government should be the government to every citizen of Malaysia regardless of race, sex, political affiliation and
religion. Who gave you the damn right to dictate what is good or not good for the people? This notion was the main reason BN fell in the recent election. Assemblymen from the BN
forgot that the reason they got elected was to serve the people. Not the opportunity to amass wealth and became arrogant.
Furthermore, Penangites, would heave a sigh of relief if all mega projects are scrapped anyway as the projects ultimately benefit a few cronies of the PM for instance, the second bridge (UEM), PGCC (Patrick Lim Badawi), Penang monorail (SCOMI), RapidPenang
(UMNO owned). So who are you trying to kid? All what Penang need is an effective, clean, efficient and honest government leaders. Obviously, you’re not one of them.
This galactically stupid assemblyman from UMNO really does not know how to keep his mouth shut. Really. UMNO leaders should learn not to say stupid things or else they will lose more supporters. As of now, my perception that UMNO leaders are idiots with no common sense is greatly enhanced.