Teng Hock Nan, do you have the guts to show your evidence?

Unless Teng Hock Nan Can Show Proof That The Penang PR State Government Has Approved Berjaya Development Plans For Penang Hill, PR Will Continue To Press BN To Come Clean On RM300 Million Scandals On Tang Hak Ju Land Scams, Pulau Jerejak And Mismanagement Of MPSP Funds.

Penang PR state government will not be distracted by baseless accusations and lies but will instead press for BN to come clean on BN’s RM300 million scandals on land scams, Pulau Jerejak and mismanagement of MPSP funds. To-date BN has refused to account and explain for the RM300 million loss in public funds:-
a) RM230 million loss by MPSP in 8 years which made MPSP bankrupt and was only rescued in 2008 when the PR state government took over(See graph);
b) RM30 million loss from sale of developable land in Pulau Jerejak to UDA; and
c) RM40 million loss resulting from the Tang Hak Ju land scam in Bukit Mertajam.

BN state working committee chairman Dr Teng Hock Nan must have the courage to prove his wild and baseless allegations that the PR state government has approved plans to revive the previously rejected Penang Hill development by the Berjaya Group. Failure to do so will sadly mark Teng’s imminent departure and end of political career as a liar.

Penang Hill is now managed under the authority of the Penang Hill Corporation, which was established by enactment in the Penang state assembly in 2010. In line with the Penang state government’s CAT governance of Competency Accountability and Tranparency, all development projects are carried out by open tender.

Teng alleged that the PR state government’s adoption of the Berjaya Group plans will be 100 times more damaging to the environment than the RM25 billion Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) project sanctioned by BN before the PGCC was rejected by the new PR state government.

I wish to reiterate that the Berjaya group has never sent any proposal to develop Penang Hill to the present state government. Neither has the Berjaya group even bid for any of the 3 development projects carried out by open public tender, namely Craig Hotel, the hawker complex and the canopy walk.

So Teng Hock Nan, do you have the guts to show your evidence to prove that the present PR state government has approved Berjaya’s plans to develop Penang Hill? If Teng fails to do so, then he should either withdraw his statement and apologise or else be forever branded as a liar.

The latest attempt to distract attention from the real issues of corruption and mismanagement of public assets and funds with non-existent issues only shows how desperate BN is in trying to regain public confidence. BN can take this RM300 million loss lightly because it is not their money but PR will try to get this money back from BN or other connected parties because it belongs to the people. Regrettably BN has not even apologised to the public for causing the RM300 million losses.

BN has no answer to PR anti-corruption stance, CAT governance and open tenders which has even earned Penang praise from Transparency International and The Economist, the first time this has happened in Peanng’s history. Unless BN comes clean on this RM300 million scandals, Penangites will never support a party mired in mismanagement and corruption.

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister And DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 26.8.2011.


— Mandarin Translation —-

槟州首席部长兼民主行动党秘书长林冠英于2011年8月26日在乔治市发表声明:

除非丁福南可以证明槟州民联政府已经批准了升旗山的成功集团的发展计划,我们将会继续向国阵施压,要他们交代总值3亿令吉的数宗丑闻包括陈合裕土地案、木蔻山及威省市政局舞弊案。

槟州民联政府不会被毫无根据的指责和谎言分散注意力,而会继续向国阵施压,要他们交代总值3亿令吉的数宗丑闻包括陈合裕土地案、木蔻山及威省市政局舞弊案。至今为止,国阵都不愿说明和解释为何亏损高达3亿令吉的公款:

a) 威省市政局在8年内损失2亿3000万令吉,让威省市政局濒临破产,直到了2008年民联接管后才逆转亏损的局面 (见表)。
b) 把木蔻山可发展地卖给城市发展机构,亏损3000万令吉。
c) 大山脚陈合裕土地丑闻案亏损4000万令吉。

槟国阵工作委员会主席丁福南必须拿出勇气,证明他关于民联政府已经批准成功集团的升旗山发展计划(之前已被拒绝)的无根据指控。如果他做不到,只能悲哀地显示丁福南“骗吃”的政治事业已经接近终点。

升旗山目前由升旗山机构管理,这是2010年的州议会上通过的法定机构。州政府秉持能干、公信及透明的施政原则,以公开招标进行所有发展计划。

丁福现指控民联政府接受成功集团的计划,其对环境的破坏力将是国阵认同的、价值250亿令吉槟城环球城中城 (PGCC)的100倍(民联政府已经拒绝这项计划)。

我要重申,成功集团从来没来提呈任何有关发展升旗山的发展计划给州政府。成功集团也没有参与三项发展项目(Crag Hotel, 综合小贩小心以及天蓬走道)的公开竞标。

所以,丁福南敢不敢拿出你的证据,证明民联政府已经批准了成功集团发展升旗山的计划?如果丁福南拿不出来,那么他应该撤回言论,马上道歉,不然的话,他会一辈子被人们讲成“骗吃”。

国阵到了最后关头,还想无中生有,来转移大家对贪污舞弊、浪费公款的注意力,这证明了国阵要不顾一切地想恢复公众的信心。国阵看来不怎么在乎这笔3亿令吉的损失,因为这不是他们的钱,但是,民联会想办法从国阵或其它相关者的身上拿回这笔钱,因为这是属于人民的钱。很遗憾的是,到目前为止,国阵还没有针对他们造成上述损失,向公众道歉。

国阵回应不了民联的肃贪立场、能干、公信及透明施政、公开招标,甚至让槟城史上第一次赢得国际透明组织及《经济学人》的嘉许。除非国阵交代清楚上述3亿令吉的损失,否则,槟城人民绝对不会再支持任何公款管理不当及贪污的政党。

林冠英

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