There has been a lot of hot air over the so-called declaration of assets by
the DAP state government in Penang. Many people have come out to praise DAP
secreatr-general Lim Guan Eng, who is the Penang chief minister, for being
very transparent and accountable. Is he?
First of all, why didn't Lim and his exco members reveal their monthly
income? Take Lim's case, for example. I think he takes home more than a
RM100,000 each month. He gets allowances as MP for Bagan, state assemblyman
for Air Putih, big fat pay as chief minister, and his wife Betty also gets
an allowance as state assemblyperson for Malacca. On top of that, which are
all tax-free, Lim gets free housing, transport allowance, car and driver,
and also big fat allowances as board member of various state corporations
such as Penang Development Corporation, InvestPenang, etc.
Similarly, other DAP leaders like Teresa Kok gets allowances as MP, state
assemblyperson, and big fat pay as senior executive councillor, plus also
big fat allowance as board member of various state corporations and
government-linked companies. She also gets free housing, transport
allowance, car and driver.
These DAP leaders often accuse the Barisan Nasional as corrupt. They are no
better, being so greedy. I am sure Lim's children are receiving big fat ang
pows from those who want favours from him. Is he prepared to declare all
the ang pows he and his children receive, and from whom?
Lim and his DAP are always critising Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib's wife
Rosmah for showing off as First Lady Of Malaysia (FLOM). Lim's wife is no
better, being labelled FLOP (First Lady Of Penang). It seems she is
increasingly becoming more visible and vocal in Penang, and demanding to be
invited as guest-of-honour at almost all high society functions in Penang.
Tongues are wagging about FLOP, who will cause her husband to be ousted in
Tun Ling Liong Sik used to say that DAP is NATO -- No Action, Talk Only. He
is right. And I think DAP stands for "Demand Ang Pows".