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Penang Umno Youth tells Lim to resign

BALIK PULAU, 11 Nov 2009: Penang Umno Youth has urged Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to resign for “cakap tidak serupa bikin” (not doing as he had claimed).

Its treasurer, Aziaan Ariffin, said Lim should clarify the matter of land conversion, which was brought up in the state assembly in August.

“As a state government leader who follows example of Khalifah Umar Abdul Aziz and who also practises the principles of competence, accountability and transparency, Lim needs to clarify land ownership conversion.

“We (Umno Youth) have lost confidence in him, and therefore urge Lim to resign as he is not qualified to govern this state,” Aziaan said at a news conference here today.

An English-language newspaper reported on 1 Nov on Pulau Betong state assemblyperson Muhammad Farid Saad, who claimed that Lim had misled the state assembly during its August sitting by saying there had been no change in land status between April 2008 and June this year.

This was in the face of reports that the state government had approved an application to change the status of a piece of land in Georgetown from leasehold to freehold.

The newspaper also reported that a company would build a luxury condominium and a seafood restaurant on the land.

“What is his motive for hiding the approval from the people?” Aziaan asked.

According to new Penang land administration policy, only residential land can be converted from leasehold to freehold. — Bernama

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2 Responses to “Penang Umno Youth tells Lim to resign”

  1. Half Truth says:

    This is normal for Umno as [the] opposition to lose confidence [in] Lim Guan Eng [as the] CM.

    But, PR has shown good results of the CAT implemetation since March 2008 and is the least corrupted state as mentioned by a TI survey recently.

    What results do Umno have to show to the rakyat as to their CAT in the [states they] and [at the] federal [level] that [might] enable TI to give [them] a good rating as well. Umno, tengok cermin sendiri.

    Why not Umno spend value-added time to improve their image in [the states they control] and compete with PR in CAT. Let the rakyat decide which parties — BN or PR — practices the best CAT come GE13.

  2. Tan says:

    Why [can’t] you let the new Chief Minister of Penang run the state base on the CAT principles. After all, he has just been elevated to the post for less than two years as compared to the BN which had been there for 50 years. [Can’t] you see him clearing all the [mess] which was implanted for the last 50 years and [that he] needs time [for the] clean up?

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