PM: Opposition Promise To Make Penang Model State Remains Just That



TASEK GELUGOR, May 5 – Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today reminded the people against being hoodwinked by the opposition with false promises, such as the pledge to turn Penang into a model state, which has remained a mere promise. 

The caretaker Prime Minister said all the promises made by the DAP-led Penang government in the last general election had yet to be fulfilled. He cited the construction of affordable houses and plans to alleviate floods as some of those promises.

“I have counted 150 cases of floods in Penang. Many houses have been built on hillslopes,” he said, adding that the then BN Chief Minister, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, was heavily criticised but his record of safeguarding the environment was far better than the DAP’s.

Najib said there were also the issues of the bungalow (that caretaker Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had bought) and the undersea tunnel project.

“That’s why you must not be taken in by the opposition promises. They try to offer us all kinds of false promises,” he said at a meet-the-people session in the Tasek Gelugor parliamentary constituency.

Also present at the event were Penang BN chairman Teng Chang Yeow, Penang Federal Action Council chairman Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman, BN candidate for Tasek Gelugor Datuk Shabudin Yahaya, BN candidate for the Permatang Berangan state seat Nor Hafizah Othman, BN candidate for the Sungai Dua state seat Muhamad Yusoff Mohd Nor and BN candidate for the Telok Ayer Tawar state seat Datuk Zamri Che Ros.

Najib said the BN government fulfilled every promise, and this was proven when 99.4% of the BN promises made in the last general election were met. He said the cooperation among the component parties of the opposition Pakatan Harapan (PH) pact was temporary and was not in the interests of the people, but only aimed at toppling the BN government.

“We (BN) set up a stable government. A stable government must have mutual understanding among the component parties. How can long-term adversaries come together at the wink of an eye and become friends forever to govern Malaysia? It does not make sense,” he said in reference to the leaders of PH.

Najib, who is also BN chairman, urged the people to look forward and elect a government that could really safeguard the people’s interests, saying the BN government had the capability to take Malaysia to greater heights. At the event, the caretaker Prime Minister approved allocations for the construction of the Sungai Lokan Mosque and the Telok Ayer Tawar Clinic. 

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