Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) initiated the first fish farming pilot project in the state said its chairman Teng Chang Yeow.
In supporting his claim, Teng recalled a feature story appeared in Utusan Malaysia where Agriculture minister Amar Sulaiman Daud launched the first pilot project for fish farming on April 23, 1999.
Teng vehemently opposed to the idea put forward by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng that DAP government is the one to have mooted the fish farming project after wresting the state in 2008 from BN.
“The Penang CM made a fantastic untruth and lie claim about fish farming in the state.
“He proclaimed unabashedly that fish farming in the state started off only after 2008 general elections.
“Guan Eng said it was because of his slogan of Competency, Accountability and Transparency (CAT) that the industry has grown into billion ringgit industry in the last eight years under his stewardship,” said Teng.
The BN chairman alleged that it is the hallmark of the DAP state government to claim credits done by others.
Teng also pointed out that the DAP does not have a proper master plan to guide the state development and most of the success seen today are from strong foundation anchored by the previous BN state government.
Guan Eng also justified his claim at an international forum in Oxford University stating that the industry initiated by DAP grew from basically nothing in 2008 to a RM1.2 billion ringgit (180 million pounds) in the next seven years.