The statement given by Gerakan Youth vice-chairman H'ng Khoon Leng is hilarious and bordering stupidity. I am not a DAP member or a staunch supporter of Penang CM Lim Guan Eng but I cannot help feeling disgusted with a political party which has displayed both petty politics and irresponsible leadership to the best of its ability.
H'ng said Lim was not being transparent on the location of his newly rented residence, tenancy agreement, deposit or the bungalow's renovation costs.
Lim's official residence was found to be infested by termites and red ants. H'ng added, "If he can't resolve minor problems plaguing Seri Teratai, how can he govern Penang successfully?" This is a masterclass statement. A statement that is neither meaningful nor purposeful.
Isn't Lim trying to solve the problem by moving out of the premise so that an insect-buster can work freely to destroy the breeding nests of these destructive insects? What does Gerakan expect Lim to do? Catch these insects with his barehands to prove that he can govern the state?
On the Kampung Buah Pala land fiasco, what was Gerakan's response? Ex-chief minister Koh Tsu Koon, whose administration had signed the S&P of the land to a cooperative in 2005, said he would not indulge in a blame game with the Penang CM Lim. Koh said Lim should focus on solving problems which included many of those created by his administration before the last general election.
If his youth vice-chairman is worth his salt, H'ng should demand that Koh use his influence in the PM's department to solve the Kampung Buah Pala issue which was created by the Gerakan-led government. Otherwise, how can the party convince Penangites that they should be given another chance to rule the state?
Koh's response to the issue is predictable. If Koh cannot even own up to his own political mistake and poor leadership which had caused a total wipe out of Gerakan in Penang, can we expect him to show us a responsible leadership by owning up to his mistakes and bad decisions in the Kampung Buah Pala and another quarry land fiascoes in Seberang Perai?
I am sick of such hypocrisy.
H'ng should ask Lim to show us his economic blueprint and when he intends to call for a local authority election. That would have been more relevant.