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Promises not kept, says Chua
KUALA LUMPUR MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek slammed the administration of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, saying the five major initiatives promised for Penang in the last general election had never materialised.
“DAP in Penang is still enjoying a political honeymoon which is why the people in Penang tend to be very forgiving, but at the end of the day, they will judge if the government had delivered on its promises.”

Chua said the five projects were an international golf club, a tiger farm, converting leasehold land to freehold, a monorail system to reduce traffic congestion and an underground tunnel connecting Georgetown and the mainland.

“I am sure by now, the people in Penang can see that the government does more spinning and talking than anything else.”

The recent announcement of big projects by Lim to be launched in 2015 were again tied to the coming election, he added.

Chua appealed to the voters in Penang that if they wanted a two-party political system, they should give BN a chance.

Speaking at the opening of the 1Malaysia Cultural Award presentation ceremony at the KL Convention Centre, he said the decision by Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon not to contest in the next general election should be respected.

The 1Malaysia Cultural Award was won by Shen Ping Kwang, 91, in the Chinese category. He conducted a choir performance entitled, Proudly we sing our songs — I love.

The late Yasmin Ahmad was the winner in the non-Chinese category with the movie, Muallaf, of three souls finding solace in religion, starring Sharifah Amani, Sharifah Aleysha and Brian Yap.

She won RM50,000 and an award that was collected by her younger sister, Datin Orked Ahmad, 46.

Orked expressed sadness at her sister’s death but was grateful for the continued support and recognition of her work.

“Thank you for keeping her legacy alive. My sister made movies and adverts not for awards but just for her parents.

“My sister always adopted the 1Malaysia concept in her movies and adverts and I’m thankful to MCA for this award that recognizes the continued tradition of 1Malaysia.”

Orked sang praises of her sister and her work, saying that even though two years had passed, her films were still travelling the world.

Read more: Promises not kept, says Chua – General – New Straits Times



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