The Penang State Government 2017 Deepavali Message By Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng In Komtar, George Town On 27.10.2016.
Promise Of Economic Prosperity Of Ordinary Malaysians Hijacked By RM52 Billion 1MDB And RM4.2 Billion Donation Scandals As Well As The Imposition of GST.
The Penang state government wishes all Hindus a Happy Deepavali, Unfortunately this year’s celebrations have been affected by the shortage of cooking oil caused by the removal of cooking oil subsidies. Cooking oil prices will rise just like other basic commodities and services such as toll rates.
The promise of economic prosperity of ordinary Malaysians hijacked by RM52 billion 1MDB and RM4.2 billion donation scandals as well as the imposition of GST. Unfortunately this fact has been covered up not just by acts of racism and religious extremism but also with lies of economic non-performance against the Penang state government.
First, it is untrue that investors have fled or reduced their investment in Penang. For the comparative 8-year period from 2008-15 compared to 2000-7, Penang’s manufacturing investment increased by 87% to RM54.9 billion from RM24.9 billion, with job creation increased by 17 % to 128,317 job opportunities from 106,583. Unemployment rate for Penang is one of the lowest in the country at 1.6% creating a shortage of 20,000 workers.