Where was Lim Guan Eng in 1999?

The Penang Chinese Chauvinist DAP Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today trampled over his own tongue. He rubbished Deputy MITI Minister Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir for ”Failure to promote and bring FDI into Penang”.

Did Lim the ‘Lil’ Emperor of the fictitious ‘Middle-Kingdom’ substantiate his attacks?

Then again, like other Opposition Leaders Lim never do this. The just throw accusations incessantly. For argument sake, let say he is right. Mukhriz made it a point that he specifically avoided to bring up all the opportunities lie, let alone promote Penang in his usual trade and active missions.

Then again, it was Mukhriz’s party BN which managed Penang for forty years which brought upon infrastructure projects such as the Penang Bridge, upgrade of Penang International Airport and turn it into an important air cargo hub, Penang Port, well linkages of highways and of course, utilities such as electricity, high-speed broadband and internet and good water supply which perpetuated the industrialisation of Island state and the mainland other half. A proper ‘salesmanship’ program since the late 70s enabled Penang to achieve the economic growth.

Then again good governance and stability of the BN managed Malaysian system are definite plus factors that FDIs which include major digitial and electronics giants operate from Penang.

So where was Lim Guan Eng when Penang was the number one FDI destination in Malaysia back in 1999?

So “MITI under Dato’ Mustapha Mohamad and MIDA promoted Penang but not Mukhriz”. Can he substantiate his claims that the Deputy Minister consciously avoided “To promote Penang” but not the Minister?

Lim announced in the video “Why Penang is attractive to (FDI) investors? The availability of a strong supply chain, good infratsructure support, strategic location, talented human capital, a livable city and pro-business and pro-active Government. We became number one last year (2010). Under the previous state government, we’ve never ever been (No. 1) once. We are an honest Government. That is why investors are coming! “

The whole statement is a bloody white lie! All of those were ingredients mentioned were developed and the major contributory factor attributed to Penang’s success to bring FDI such as Intel, Dell, Western Digital, Motorola, Flextronics, Jabil, Plexus etc., which are already in business in the state long before the DAP Chinese Chauvinist came into power. How can he claim to be “An honest Government” when he simply lied in the same breadth.

Penang under Gerakan-led-BN Government did a termendous job to bring the state to the position as the second most wealthiest and industrious in the Federation of Malaysia. It was a holistic planning process and approach.

Let us give the loud-mouth Chinese Chauvinist his own foot for his mouth. Within the recent week, Lim confirmed to want to tag along Mukhriz for his trade mission to Japan next week. He even brought both of his Deputy Chief Minister on this trip, tagging along MITI’s Deputy Minister official visit to a very important electronics and digital nation.

Has he no shame?

Published in: on July 15, 2011 at 21:11  Comments (16)  

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  1. memang lim tak de kemaluan.
    kemahuan ada le,
    kemahuan dia ade, usaha dia langsung tak de
    mungkin nak jadi tuhan

    maklum la dah lama kawan ngan PAS
    tak jadi tuhan, sekurang kurangnya masuk syurga,
    garenti lePAS!!

  2. Yes, no shame bugger. Shame on Guan Eng.

    And his supporters tried to show that the British were supportive of Bersih. Yet the Joint Statement issued after Najib-Cameron talks made no mention at all about the illegal street demo and Police handling of the situation. Anyone interested can read the Joint Statement here: http://www.isria.com/pages/15_July_2011_76.php.

    • PS:

      Day in and day out it’s the Federal Government, not the Penang Government (and not Lim Guan Eng who mostly sits on his ass) that goes everywhere to promote and draw in foreign investments into the country. The Malaysian trade promotion offices located overseas are run by the Federal Government.

      DS Najib has just last night spoken to representatives of British companies at a London hotel telling them Malaysia is among the top 10 most competitive countries in the world for investment purposes.

  3. LGE will continue to claim credit from others, long after his political career is over. Which is eay too long already!

  4. True, LGE was lying through his teeth. He got Penang in 2008 which was already a developed state and for him to claim credit is another reflection of utter shameless ‘ development plagiarism’ by DAP. It will also not be lost on foreign investors that LGE was indeed claiming credit that is not his to claim. Foreign investors are well versed with Malaysia’s Investment Policy, which have been excellently promoted by MIDA for decades now and they will go to where the profit and not because of reasons or any reason as claimed by LGE.

    Blaming Mukhriz is the easiest way out for the dim wit LGE. Apart from playing pure politics, he is also telling everyone how stupid he is in his work, to the extent that he has to blame others for his own incompetence.

  5. A childish mind indeed… What can we say.

    Hesmel Faznee Faisal

  6. * correction * – should read ‘ where the profit is, and not because of reasons or any reason as claimed by LGE.’

  7. And to whom shall the credit for persistent and systemic marginalisation of Malay communities in Penang goes to?

    While definition of ethnic cleansing vary it does include “to get people to move, and the means used to this end range from the legal to the semi-legal.”

    • Where in the article above does ethnic cleansing come into the equation? VARUNA ?

  8. MIDA cannot or won’t comment on this?

    Or rubbish the various reports that claim that Malaysia is stuck in a middle-income trap with talent and high-tech investments going elsewhere, in spite of perceived higher costs?

    All those reports can’t be lying, can they? Or why should the gahmen spend so much time, effort and moolah in courting foreign investors (Iskandar Malaysia, anyone?).

    Everybody is an instant expert until the stats are tabled and the competitive analyses are studied.

    • yaaawwwwnnnn …

  9. Koh Tsu Koon is the greatest chief minister Penang ever had.

    • Can you elaborate why u say koh tsu coon is the greatest chief minister for

      What about won pow née? What about lim chong eu?

  10. […] it was under BN. In fact, under BN Penang saw a steady economic growth and investment. Then again Chinese Chauvinist DAP Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is unable to do math very well.  There are more complaints against the Penang State Government now as compared to the […]

  11. […] Lim rubbished Mukhriz in capacity as the Deputy Minister MITI in a personal attack about the agenda of discluding Penang in his tour for investment and trade missions …. ‘Failure to bring in investment into Penang”, was Lim’s […]


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