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.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION