Hip Hip Horray for our CM Lim Guan Eng!
The Star reports today:
“The vehicular ferry, a state icon, should not be scrapped even after the completion of the Penang Bridge widening project. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the state government was not consulted over Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB)’s decision to stop the service between Penang island and Seberang Prai.”
I believe many TRUE Penangites will object to this idea of scrapping vehicular ferry by PPSB. Wat’s the problem man? Annual RM12 million loss and you want to scrap to ferry? Can you please disclose how many millions you made through our Penang Port yearly? Please realise that you got a social responsibility to play for Penangites. If you are so reluntant to play your part, kindly relinquish your control over the Port to the State Government. I’m sure our new government will perform better given time and resources!
I dare PPSB to open its account to external audit so that they can prove that ferry services really incur so much losses. I am quite convinced that such losses were incurred due to man-made factors such as mismanagement and uncontrolled wastage. Given to the correct people, I am so damn sure that not only ferry services will break even, they may even generate profit and be self-sufficient. No need to rely on Penang Port revenue to do the so-call ‘social responsibility’ to support the ferry.
A drastic action / change is required to bring the ferry into the ‘black’ and certainly, it does not require the scrapping of those faithful ferries which have served Penang for so long… So Mohd Niana Merican, please keep your hands off from these babies of Penang!
In another interesting development, The Star reports that “State Barisan Nasional chief Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon has announced his “shadow” executive councillors — 11 Umno state assemblyman — who will “monitor the performance” of the new state government with the State Opposition Leader – Datuk Azhar Ibrahim as its head.”
Upon hearing this, I laugh until ‘pah lian tau’ (rolling on the floor). Ah Pek Azhar only knows how to demo on the street nia la. He was the one who called upon Pak Lah to stop all the mega projects in Penang. Now he become the ‘shadowy’ CM pulak? LOL…!!! Can anyone ‘sane’ in Penang would want to have this ‘half past-six’ as our CM – be it how ‘shadowy’ it can be? Why want to have a shadowy exco? You don’t even have 1/3 of the State Assembly. So the real function of this exco is buat kacau only. Bising here, bising there. Otherwise, when they got nothing to do, do illegal demo la. Jam all the traffic. That’s what they are only good at!
Hmmm… mentioning about ‘Shadow’… Reminds me of Spiderman 3…