Monday July 7, 2008 MYT 5:56:14 PM
By BERNARD SEE
GEORGE TOWN: Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop is trying to divert attention from the Federal Government’s victimisation by claiming that the state government was too obsessive with the deferred mega projects, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
He said the statement only showed Nor Mohamed’s guilty conscience at being exposed for not loving his home state by supporting the cut in development funding for Penang by RM4.7bil.
“Such decisions have given the impression that Abdullah and Nor Mohamed deliberately wanted the Penang economy to fail.
“But the Penang people will prove them wrong by showing their self-reliance, resilience and ability,” he said in a statement Monday.
Lim said the state government would wait for the Prime Minister’s reply on the letter that he handed to review the decision to defer the projects before proceeding with alternative plans.
Lim also said the state government was willing to take the RM4.7bil cash – the cost of cancelled projects for Penang under from the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP) – to use on other projects which would benefit Penangites.
He said Abdullah should do this to prove that he did not act unjustly out of vengeance to punish Penangites for selecting the DAP-PKR coalition government in the general election.
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