Penang Umno to recommend stopping all state mega projects

Penang Umno will recommend to the Federal Government to stop all proposed mega projects in the state, include those planned under the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), the second Penang Bridge, the light monorail transit system, the Penang Outer Ring Road, the Penang Sentral and the RapidPenang bus service.

State Umno secretary Datuk Azhar Ibrahim said the previous Gerakan-led state government had worked together with the federal government to bring all sorts of development to Penang.

"Since the people have clearly rejected development and made their choice for a change, we will recommend to the federal government to cancel all such projects. Don’t blame us for this," he said after a state liaison committee meeting here today. In March 8 polls, Umno only won two parliamentary seats and 12 state seats.

The meeting was chaired by the deputy state Umno liaison committee chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Rashid Abdullah. Also present were Umno division chiefs from all 13 divisions.

Asked if this was Umno’s revenge, Azhar, who was appointed opposition chief, said: "This is not revenge…it is the new government's responsibility to bring development to the state. We have done so many things in the past but we were criticised…we were blamed for wasting this and wasting that.”

To another question if this would bring about any implications to the people, he said: "The people have chosen and they wanted a new leadership." - By New Straits Times


March 14, 2008 at 10:34 AMAnonymous

BN can kiss goodbye to Penang forever then.

March 14, 2008 at 11:28 AMAnonymous


March 14, 2008 at 11:57 AMAnonymous

By doing that they're hurting themselves more than the average Penangites.The so called "kang tao" all goes to them and not the locals. We Penangites probably just have to take a longer time passing the Pg bridge,just be more patient on the road and be thankful for the things we possess now.That's why we need to vote them out. Parasites!!!

March 14, 2008 at 12:47 PMAnonymous

Very very disappointed of how they think, what they say and what they do...

Still sleeping?

March 14, 2008 at 4:39 PMAnonymous

Umno holds protest at Komtar

March 14, 2008 at 8:38 PMAnonymous

Penang DAP long life!!!!

March 14, 2008 at 9:19 PMAnonymous

oh like that is such a mature thing to do. so childish...

Sounds kind of like...
"I no friend you *grabs candy away*"

March 16, 2008 at 6:05 PMAnonymous

What Penang UMNO doing now is a revenge! All the state mega projects stated jz to attract our penang people to vote them again, but who know will any of these projects turn to be realised? and when will it be started and how long it will be completed? We had been cheated for 2nd penang bridge since last few years... Pls review what they being do for penang in the past and dont just BLAME us for not voting them this time. TIME TO WAKE UP!

April 3, 2008 at 9:54 AMAnonymous

one word = CHILDISH!
i think this is the problem, uneducated person can also be a leader, wondering who will vote for them??

April 8, 2008 at 9:55 PMAnonymous

This UMNO metality is as low as my ankle. It is a shame that our country has been ruled by such people for too long. After 50 years the result shows. Just compare ourselves with Singapore. We were at par with them and after 50 years we are miles apart especially in education. Thank you UMNO for ruining this nice country.