Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng answers questions in THE STAR about his leadership and Penang’s situation in DAP’s 100 days in office. He fielded questions from land rights to his pet CAT project (competency, accountability and transparency), tourism, economy and recruitment of staff for his goverment. At the end, he has this to say:
I do not know whether we will succeed but I am willing to fail trying than failing to try.
Yet, has the government fulfilled whatever it set out to do before the March 8 Tsunami? NST (report inside) tries to do what it never did in BN’s 50 years of governance.
However, according to the PenangWatch website, there are some things missing in the NST report and promises not fulfilled by the Penang state government. Lim Guan Eng, hope you are reading this. Anyway, the website listed the unfulfilled promises as:
* declaration of Assemblyperson and MPs’ assets
* appoint Opposition Councilors according to vote shares in state election
* include Tamil and Chinese names in road signs
* cancel parking fee in the evening and weekends
* support Penang’s heritage
* stop local government’s corruption
* support independent media-but the state is about to start a `mouthpiece’ media soon
* meritocratic appointments for GLC/government positions -appointments seems non- transparent eg Museum Board members
* local governments’ sub-committee meetings still not open to public
* no plan for live broadcast of state assembly seating yet
Yesterday, I blogged that:
Like this, says the NST. What do you think?