GEORGE TOWN, May 25 – Penang opposition leader Datuk Jahara Hamid (BN – Teluk Air Tawar) said Barisan Nasional (BN) had successfully proved that the The Competency, Accountability and Transparency (CAT) governance ideal in Penang is dead. During the last day of sitting, she decided to leave the State Legislative Assembly because all three motions put forward by them were rejected by the State Legislative.
The state Legislative Assembly had rejected three motions which including one by Jahara urging Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to take leave pending the trial of his graft case. The other two motions were one by Jahara asking the state government to standardise assemblyman pensions and another by Datuk Muhammad Farid Saad (Pulau Betong-Umno) urging for all government employees to take leave pending a criminal trial.
Jahara said all three motions were rejected because the state government said it had already made a stand on whether Lim should take leave or otherwise. She said CAT governance ideal in Penang is dead because the ruling party has not lived up to its promises, says opposition lawmakers. She also said that BN has managed to show “proof” that CAT has “died” in the state because Pakatan Harapan has broken 51 promises. — PN