Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Penang Tale of Two Idiots

On February 01, 2017, in conjunction with Federal Territories Day – BFM, the business radio station had aired an interview with Tengku Adnan (or Ku Nan as he is also known) – where he proclaimed his territorial ambitions.

He had announced his wish to expand the federal territories – which presently consist of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan – to include Penang, Langkawi Island and parts of Malacca. (Later, he even added Tioman Island).
 
And national newswire Bernama had quoted the Federal Territories minister (left) as saying that he highlighted Penang because the DAP state government do not care at all about the Malays.
 
On February 06, after receiving brickbats, he pouted the line that all races, in fact, had been sidelined in Penang.
 
Three days later, MCA Penang got into the act and joined the circus!
 
Penang MCA deputy chief Tan Teik Cheng (left) came out with guns blazing.
 
His angry spit was targeted at the Penang state government – the latter were only dishing out “goodies” to the Malays and the Chinese have been neglected.
 
Tan was reported saying by Sin Chew Daily that the Chinese in Penang were losing out because the state government’s programs tailored exclusively to the Malays.
 
Tan was unhappy that Penang Malays were getting more housing allocations on top of being employed in the civil service and getting funds for small medium enterprises and for Islamic development.
 
The MCA clown supported his argument by spraying more saliva and saying that a total RM450 million was allocated to the Penang Islamic Development Council between 2009 and 2014. Tan also claimed the housing quota for the Bumiputera community, (i.e. by and large, Malays), rose from 30 percent to 42 percent for each housing project.

In comparison, he alleged that only 220 out of the 8,346 civil servants in the state government were ethnic Chinese. For development projects, Tan said more than 90 percent of the total 6,095 state projects between 2008 and 2015 were awarded to Malay companies.
 
If we believe the two idiots, then you must believe that Lim Guan Eng’s administration had wilfully left out both the Malays and the Chinese; that they had been neglected.

It means no one ethnic group is being favored.
 
Assuming this is true – what’s the issue then?
 
Penang Chief Minister Lim (left) lashed out at them and correctly demanded the BN component parties stop their “racist games”.
 
He maintained that his Pakatan Harapan state government provide for all who need aid regardless of their ethnic backgrounds. As it should be.
 
It just goes to tell you that there are politicians who are adept at talking out of their arses! 

In the Scottish Cup fifth round on Saturday, Celtic trounced Inverness Caledonian Thistle 6-0 – with the avalanche of goals coming from Mikael Lustig (20), Moussa Dembele (45, 50, 59), Kieran Tiernay (86) and Scott Brown (90).
 

On the same day, Sadio Mane finally got Liverpool's 2017 up and running with a devastating double (16,18) that torpedoed Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.
 
His greatest strength is his pace. And that is key to Jurgen Klopp's game plan because their best work is always done pressing and countering – and yet Mane aside, there is really nobody else who can play wide and lightning fast and who can run past and beat opponents in that way.
 
 




 

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