GEORGE TOWN: Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) has called on the DAP-led state government to stop the blaming policy which the latter is said to be consistently using to cover up its own flaws.
State BN chairman Teng Chang Yeow said that the DAP state government has only one policy since coming into power nine years ago which is the blaming policy and not the Competency, Accountability and Transparency (CAT) policy it claimed to adopt.
Teng said this in relations to the recent illegal factory fiasco in Kampung Sungai Lembu, Penanti which saw a state executive councillor (exco) and two other men being investigated and detained for three days.
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng later reasoned that the factory had been in existence since BN’s administration of Penang.
Teng meanwhile said there is the possibility that the current government is shirking its responsibilities and pushing them to the previous state government which is no longer in power.
“Are they scared to shoulder the responsibility by asking BN to bear the responsibility, if action is taken now?” asked Teng.
Lim was reported as saying that the state government has been taking a more humane approach compared to BN and is more careful in carrying out demolition of illegal structures.
“The DAP state government has only one policy since coming into power 9 years ago.
“The policy is to keep blaming the previous BN administration.
“This consistent policy must go into the Malaysia Book of Records for being the most consistent policy of the DAP state government thus far!” said Teng in a statement.
Teng said that it was wholly up to the DAP state government whether they wish to demolish or keep those illegal factories or structures built before or after 2008 when they came into power.
“It is purely the authority and power of the DAP state government. They have to perform their mandate to the people and must decide what is best for the people and not what is best for themselves politically,” he added.
Teng went on to slam the Penang government for taking a period of nine years to come up with a workable solution in handling the issue of illegal structures.
“They claimed that they took the decision not to demolish any illegal structure, building or factory that existed pre-2008, when they took over power in 2008 while looking for a workable solution.
“Nine years have passed, but they are still working on a workable solution.
“This calls into question the competency of the DAP state government within their own CAT principles,” Teng added. – MO