GEORGE TOWN, Nov 16 – Penang UMNO denied if the Penang state government’s intention to continue to raise taxes in this country. Umno liaison chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman, said the increase would burden the people as a whole because of the need to pay high taxes due to the cost of living is increasing.
“If we look at a Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to raise taxes MPs from DAP and PKR vociferous protest a tax increase this door to City Hall. “I hope in Penang also they will speak in the same tone for this hike if it is decided by the state government in the next EXCO meeting. “So if they can vigorously defend door tax increase from occurring in Kuala Lumpur, in the same tone they should dare to oppose any rise in this country,” he said at a press conference after chairing the State Umno liaison, here today .
Zainal Abidin said, the possibility of tax increases door was raised in the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) recently, and it is expected to be specified more clearly in the next session of the Assembly meeting. Meanwhile, Zainal Abidin criticized the state government under the leadership of DAP previously propagated bellow 12 items claimed as weakness Barisan Nasional (BN) to incite the people of Penang switch to the coalition government in the general election to 12.
However, he said the 12 things that still prevails in the state after the change in state government, but there is an increasingly serious problem. “I hope the government DAP not forget history, do not forget the fact and will not forget things that they pose to people so angered, sentiments and emotions of the people (the Barisan Nasional).
“We’ll see after six years that still continue to occur and there are few things more severe, causing anxiety and anxiety is a prevalent among people of Penang,” he said. Between 12 BN matter is considered as government corruption, use a proxy, failing to address flooding problems, promote the development of hill slopes, causing house prices to soar, less build low-cost houses and low-medium, causing traffic congested, causing the density of development and selling land widespread government.
In another development, Zainal Abidin expect the Federal Government to expedite the approval of the application status as the Penang Island Municipal Council of Penang City Council to improve the performance and image of local authorities (LAs) it. “The city council status application has been applied since the days of the administration of former Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon again. Thus, we hope it will be approved soon in order to improve the performance of local authorities in respect of services for the benefit of the people of this country,” he said.