Friday, January 13, 2012


I can only say, CONGRATULATIONS to Penang CM Lim Guan Eng for being the first state government to have all the Exco members declare publicly their personal assets. This is a fine example of what leadership is all about – truthful and honest to the people that had voted them in? It takes a Chinese CM to do what a Malay CM or PM should be doing all along, and aren’t the Malay leaders, especially UMNO leaders that has held the reins of power for more than five decades not ashamed? If CM Lim Guan Eng has the courage to order his Exco members to declare their personal assets, why can’t PM Najib do it to all his ministers, deputy ministers and secretaries? And mind you, the declaration can be viewed by everyone in the state government’s web page.

The answer to above question posed is simple – CM Lim Guan Eng isn’t corrupt and he does not have the wealth to boast around. No Bali-like palatial home, no exclusive German made imported cars (not one but many) and no private holidays and world trips travelling on First Class at public expense. Can we say that of our UMNO/BN leaders? Surely no – and we have seen examples of the luxuries enjoyed by some UMNO/BN leaders that we know isn’t from their honest and hard earned earnings. I think CM Lim Guan Eng leadership example is more Muslim than most Muslims in this country has shown themselves to be.

CM Lim Guan Eng has shown to us what a PR government should be doing in projecting its leaders as trustworthy and honest elected representatives. My only desire is to see the remaining three PR state governments do likewise, and I am quite sure this will appeal to the electorates.

I do not think the present UMNO/BN leadership has the will nor the desire to do what CM Lim Guan Eng had done. They can no longer hide their wealth because it is too obvious. Please don’t get me wrong here. I am not implying that all UMNO/BN leaders are corrupt and unscrupulous, because I know some are God fearing and plain honest. I do not wish to name them here; neither do I wish to list those that are unscrupulous. I think everyone knows how to distinguish the good from the bad.

To CM Lim Guan Eng, let me tell you this. Please keep up the good and exemplary work. As a Malay, I salute you for your honesty, sincerity, will and commitment to transform Penang into a state that is free of corruption. We have not had this for the last 50 odd years and the example that you have shown, I am sure will be a ‘pace setter’ for other PR state governments to emulate.



bruno said...

Dato,Penang under LGE's stewardship has improved leaps and bounds at every category.Be it in financial resposibility,economy,
government contracts,corruption to race relations.

Everything that the Umno thugs and goons have been throwing at LGE have backfired and he has come out stronger each time.Umno/BN is history in Penang.

Gengis Khan said...

Lim Guan Engs's act will be very hard to follow. After more than fifty years of robbing the nations wealth and with robbery still on going as we speak surely It must be very difficult to declare their wealth which would be in hundreds of millions / billions of ringgit.No way they are going to declare their wealth any time soon. So the earlier we boot them out the better.

Atma said...

I also take the opportune on to salute the CM of Penang for his bold move to reveal his assets.
His move has left the ruling junta perplexed. Needless to say UMNO will not be able to do emulate the Penang state govt.

bruno said...

Dato,what Lim Guan Eng has done in Penang's state government having all it's exco members declared their personal assets publicly is a sure way to silenced critics once and for all that the state government is as dirty as their predecessor.LGE has shown that the state government is on the right path to flush out corruption and cronism.

That is why when Umno Penang got its members and hired thugs to bad mouth and create disturbunces for LGE,the Malay small business and contractors came out in support of him.Hopefully the rest of the Pakatan Rakyat controlled sister states will follow Penang's fine example.

Najib cannot follow Penang's fine example of openly declaring of personal assets of his ministers.If he were to do so they will all be in shackles.In olden days France they will all be heading to the guillotine.In Islamic Iran they will have their hands chopped off.In China they will be facing the firing squad.

If Pakatan Rakyat can convinced the rakyat that if they gained federal power this coming GE,the federal government will be run like the Penang state government,Umno/BN will be steamrolled and crushed by the ABU steamroller.

olinuskap said...

uncle, rasanya Selangor did the same thing during their early stage when PR took over the state.

correct me if I’m wrong..

maurice said...

I hope LGE and EXCO from now onwards are going to declare their assets every year so that we can know whether they have accumulated assets while in office.It is their right of course to increase their wealth by legal means, nothing wrong with that.So if there is an increase in assets in their next declaration they have to give the explanation to the rakyat.In addition I would like to suggest to LGE, to make it more transparent, he and the EXCO should also declare which schools they send their children to and where they spend their annual holidays.If LGE and EXCO can do that, it is really awesome.

Gengis Khan said...

Once a man has declared all his assets for public scrutiny,why do you need to know where his children are schooled or where one goes for his holidays. It's his own hard earned money and he can do as he pleases. Such questions should be directed at the corrupt politicians who openly flaunt their wealth but do not dare declare their wealth.

kampong lad said...

1. nearly all umno WAKIL RAKYAT (but they regard themselves as "rulers") are wealthy. mca, no? mic, yes? gerakan, yes/no?. bn "rulers" are kaya gila2. 2. with due respect to lge (new broom?) who 'proudly' announced that the state debt has been reduced from rm630 mln to just rm30 mln without explaining the source of revenue. can the state net income of at least rm600 mln be possible in the 3+ yrs of administration? dia cakap tak habis la!. (politicians are always politicians). nevertheless, i will respect and support whoever in power regardless of race, religion, color, creed, sex(?) and what have we, as long as he/she upholds universal values. wassalam

matsingkong said...

Deep in my head,I would prefer to say this 'From a Malay and a Muslim to a Chinese and non Muslim like you , Lim, ..saya hormat dan sanjung tinggi kebijaksanaan dan keikhlasan anda, yang jarang di tunjukan oleh mana ketua menteri berbangsa Melayu.' But deep in my heart, i would prefer to say 'You are one damn brilliant CM !!'