Penang Gerakan vice-chairman Lee Boon Ten has criticised the DAP-led State Government for the latter’s alleged failure to practise its proclaimed CAT (competency, accountability and transparency) mantra.
“Their so-called CAT mantra, in particular, transparency, is just a ruse to hoodwink the people,” claimed Boon Ten in a statement today.
Boon Ten concurred with Penang Gerakan acting youth chief Jason Loo’s diligent efforts to continuously pursue the truth through his applications under the FOI (Freedom of Information) Enactment to access documents of the controversial reclamation projects for Gurney Wharf, Seri Tanjung Pinang 1 and Seri Tanjung Pinang 2.
“The state government which passed the FOI had since informed Loo that his applications had been rejected.
“I am surprised that Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is still living in the past because he continues to point fingers at the previous administration when things go wrong.
“Hello, it is almost 10 years since you took over the state,” Boon Ten exclaimed.
Boon Ten said the current state government should be working towards transparency instead of giving an answer similar to the one in 2008 and should not use “confidentiality clause” as an excuse for not revealing facts.
“The state government should come clean on how many project agreements with “confidentiality clause” have been signed.
“The people of Penang have the right to know how the state government spend their money. Mind you, Penang state projects belong to the people, not Guan Eng or DAP,” blasted Boon Ten.
“Oh, they have twice increased the allowances of State Assemblymen since 2008 but have forgotten how to be a transparent government,” Boon Ten added.