Tuesday, March 1, 2016

CM Lim Guan Eng Wields the Mjolnir

Penang PKR on Sunday said they are wholly supportive of their five assemblypersons who are embroiled in a political standoff with the Penang state government.
State PKR chairperson Mansor Othman said the party, both at state and federal level, are fully behind them as what had been voiced out by them is for the people and the state.
The five are Cheah Kah Peng (Kebun Bunga), Dr. T Jeyabalan (Batu Uban), Lee Khai Loon (Machang Bubok), Dr Norlela Ariffin (Penanti) and Ong Chin Wen (Bukit Tengah).
The five were involved in a spat with CM Lim Guan Eng (left) after they opted to abstain from voting against an UMNO motion – tabled by Farid Saad (Pulau Betong) – to halt all reclamation projects in Penang in the November 20 sitting of the state legislative assembly last year. At least until detailed environment and social studies are done and open hearings for these projects are held.
Cheah and Ong even had their directorships in state GLCs terminated.
Besides the abstentions, DAP’s Teh Yee Cheu (Tanjung Bungah) broke ranks with his party to support the said motion.
Still, the motion was defeated when all Exco members and all but one DAP assemblypersons voted against it with 23 "nays" against 10 "ayes" from BN lawmakers and Teh.
Lim Guan Eng, kindly respect the right to dissent. Democracy is at work here! Please don't pulverize it with your Mjolnir!
On Monday, I was in KL’s Jalan Hose to conduct a supplementary Club Officer Training (2) for eight Exco members from 2 clubs, NAWEM Toastmasters Club and MISC Toastmasters Club. I was well-assisted by Ismail Omar. [Note: The two clubs had missed the official sessions].
Also there was the regular NAWEM Toastmasters meeting and I was given the additional task to evaluate a CC#7 speech.

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