Yesterday, New Straits Times carried a piece of news saying that:
Penang Umno will recommend to the Federal Government to stop all proposed mega projects in the state, include those planned under the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), the second Penang Bridge, the light monorail transit system, the Penang Outer Ring Road, the Penang Sentral and the RapidPenang bus service.
Then last night. I read Malaysiakini ‘s report on the exCM asking the Federal Government top continue the mega projects in Penang. I think at least the exCM was right in this respect. Voters should not be punished for whom they vote. This is their democratic rights and no threat or punishment should be meted out to any regions that voted opposition.
I think some of them inside UMNO has still not got the picture. BN lost because of its arrogance and being out of touch with the people. Now that people has spoken, you cannot go against the wish of the people and punish the people.
Who gives the funds for development ?Basically , it is the tax collected from the people.
Who are the real boss of the country? It is the people. When the boss has spoken and has chosen whom he wished to serve as head of a government, who is this UMNO chap to demand that the government stop all development funds to the State?
What nonsense is this?
If they do not know what has hit them and find out the causes of whta has hit them, I can predict they are going to lose even bigger the next round.
The people are not like those in the 50s who were very subservient to authority. I have kept saying that the world is now flat and not as hierarchy based as before, and everyone , even a ordinary hawker, knows their right.
I also appeal to Penang UMNO not to play up racial sentiment( see Malaysiakini post). That is a very dangerous game to play, and if it gets out of hand , the whole nation, the whole rakyat, will suffer.