Gerakan wants all low-cost and low-medium cost flats to be repainted
16 May 2011, 11:25 AM
Penang Gerakan vice-chairman Wong Mun Hoe today reiterated that he has never objected to the repainting of Blocks M3, 4 and 5 apartments in Mahsuri, Bayan Baru and had in fact congratulated and even expressed
his full support to the Penang State Government for making the move to repaint the flats.
Wong, who was former Pantai Jerejak State Assemblyman, also said that Gerakan wanted the benefits to be extended to all other flats and apartments in the state.
“We do not want discriminatory policies and we do not agree with Pantai Jerejak Assemblyman Sim Tze Tsin’s stand that the benefits should be extended to only State, PDC, MPPP and MPSP housing,” said Wong in a press statement.
“Sim is selfish and does not seem to want others to benefit. We want ALL to benefit. Sim is also satisfied with the 80:20 formula for low-cost and low-medium cost. We do not. We want the State to waive this condition,” Wong said. The state government has said it would bear 80% cost to repaint the flats while residents have to pay 20%.
Wong also said it was incorrect of Sim to quote Wong as saying “They do not qualify to get repaint. How could they get to be the first to repaint?” “This is a blatant lie. This is despicable and typical of Sim’s style of politicking which has caused many of Keadilan’s leaders and members to desert the party since March 2008.”
“If Sim wants a copy of all my previous press statement on this matter, all he has to do is to make a polite request and I will certainly give it to him. “
Wong said Sim should have fought for all low-cost and low-medium cost flats and apartment to be repainted and had failed to bring the matter up during the recent State Assembly sitting.
“My advice to Sim is to play less politics and do more real work. The rakyat staying in low-cost and low-medium cost may not be rich but they are certainly smart and intelligent enough to differentiate between what is sincerity and what is an act of show, between truth and lies, and between promises and real work,” Wong added.