Lim Guan Eng ‘Flip-Flop’ed

It seems the Pakatan Rakyat never put their money where their mouth is. In Malay, “Cakap tak serupa bikin” (Put his money where his mouth is). Case in point is Penang Chief Minister YAB Lim Guan Eng’s stance on the Official Secrets Act (OSA).

This is The Sun’s report on the story:

WEB EDITION :: Local News

Penang probe into secrets leak

by Opalyn Mok

GEORGE TOWN (May 12, 2009): Chief Minister  Lim Guan Eng said today a probe in underway to flush out the culprits responsible for leaking confidential information from the state government’s offices.


“During the previous state legislative assembly, it seemed that the Opposition was privy to some details including the minutes of the state executive councillors’ meeting which are supposed to be confidential, so there is a leak of information,” he said.

Lim said immediately after the state assembly, the state secretary had initiated investigations to uncover the leaks, adding that stern action will be taken against whoever found to have leaked information to outsiders.

While categorically stating that the state government has nothing to hide and that it was not worried about the Opposition having such information , Lim said he was more worried about other information being leaked out to interested parties for profit or benefit of other parties, especially business interests.

“I wish to remind all civil servants that they are under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) oath and they should know that they must not leak confidential information to outsiders,” he told a press conference after four of his new special assistants took the OSA oath at his office.


However, like everything else about Pakatan Rakyat, there is never consistency on their policies. Not long ago, in a matter of fact, hardly two weeks ago, the DAP Chairman was against the OSA. This is what was chronicled in DAP-puppet former Perak MB Dato’ Seri Mohd. Nizar Jamaluddin’s blog.

Pakatan Rakyat leaders just pick-and-choose what ever and when ever anything and everything is convenient to them. Now that Lim as a Chief Executive of a State Government finds the convenience of the OSA, they are all for it. When they are back as full time Oppositions, they vehemently are against it.

OSA is the second most dreaded “draconian” law, after the Internal Security Act (ISA). We here at BigDogDotCom are willing to bet: If and when PR gains control of the Federal Government fully, they would find it useful and religiously defend the law.

Published in: on May 14, 2009 at 16:06  Comments (29)