The choice of Penang People
8 Jun 2009, 3:27 PM
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After failing for 3 consecutive attempts, Mansor Othman has managed to secure his seat as Penanti State Assemblyman at the cost of Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin.
With months of waiting and speculating, Penangites now find their new Deputy Chief Minister from a 3 times rejected candidate of PKR. A choice specially recommended by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and condone by the Chief Minister.
With the transparency and accountability recommended by Lim Guan Eng, we could only hope that Mansor Othman can have the credibility to convince the ever high-demand penangites.
How dissapoint we are that upon swear in as the new Deputy Chief Minister I, his 1st announcement on the appointment of council chairman had resulted to 9 PKR councillors threatening to resign. But Penangites makes their choice.
With the announcement of Lim Guan Eng to give RM10,000.00 to the whistleblower, his hope to eredicate corruption again astound me for his creativity with monetary rewards. I did not expect Penang government to have a lot of funds during economy crisis, but the Penang Chief Minister shows how strong the financial capability of the state. At least, he dare to make such commitment and I hope that he can be answerable to the State Assembly on how such an amount being used (or allocated), otherwise, this defeat his commitment on transparency.
This is the choice of the majority voters of Penang and I hope that the choice is a wise one, although I do not see how prudent is the state being governed.
by Tan Chun Ming
Gerakan4u.com's Invited Columnist
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