Saturday, July 18, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Batu Ferringhi, best remembered for its clean sandy beaches some 2-3 decades ago. However , that all changed in since the retirement of Tun Lim Chong Eu, the well respected statesman that built Penang of what it is today.
Over development at the hill slopes, mostly monopolized by a company named after elephant tasks, ruin all that tranquility and eco balance.
And the better part is, it all happened under the nose of Mr KPI aka Minister Mat Klentong, his Tanjung Bungah constituent, his area of responsibility of near 2 decades.
You all shall forget compalining to him nor seek his view on this matter, he is a busy making sure that he is seen in most but all BN photoshoot events.
One can hope that the elephant task company go bankrupt return Batu Ferringhi back to where it was before.
Batu Feringghi polluted
GEORGE TOWN The state government came under criticism yesterday after tonnes of earth from the hilltop development projects along Batu Feringghi were washed into the sea during a heavy downpour yesterday morning.
|The shoddy placement of plastic sheets at a hilltop development project in Batu Ferringhi has exposed the earth.|
A check at the site showed that the soil surrounding the projects roundly condemned by residents, was exposed.
This caused the earth to be washed away by rain, which poured down from early morning till about 10am yesterday.
Plastic sheets which were supposed to cover the surface of soil at the upmarket development projects were scattered around the site.
He said this was not the first time that he had seen the pollution caused by the projects.
"The hilltop developers should have ensured that the plastic sheets were in place at all times, to avoid soil from being washed into the sea.
"It is obvious the authorities have failed to act against the developers despite their blatant disregard for the environment."
Another visitor, Richard Tan, 36, from Selangor, criticised the state government and local authorities for their lack of political will to act against the developers.
"The authorities have failed to clamp down on errant developers who do not adhere to hillslope safety regulations."
The residents, especially those who had been living near the beach stretch for almost four decades, had protested against the development projects and pressed the state government to do something about them.
They complained that they had never encountered flash floods and mud being washed into the homes until the projects were approved.
Since the developers began the cutting of the hill, there has not been much attempt to cover the hillsides with plastic sheets.
This had caused water run-off, with massive amounts of silt, debris and stones being washed downhill.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
His portrait was torn into pieces by UMNO members.
His party in Penang still publicly at war with UMNO
He was publicly humiliated by UMNO youth in Penang
and yet ... he has the thick face to 'beg' his way back to full cabinet minister via backdoor entry.
Let us remind him that ... dis was his score card 13 months back ...
王德齐 | 4月10日 傍晚5点10分
koh tsu koon gerakan pc 100409 01刚获委为上议员并出任首相署部长的许子根（右图）今午矢口否认，他在大选期间曾说过，不会以受委上议员的方式进入内阁的言论。
koh tsu koon gerakan pc 100409 03此外，许子根指出，和去年大选相比，目前的情况已经有所不同，国家面对的挑战才是最重要的事务，因此不应非议他通过受委上议员入阁的决定。
Thursday, February 26, 2009
This advertorial was from Gerakan Youth.
If UMNO Youth make hassle, Koh Tsu Koon need not entertain em, we Gerakan Youth dare to speak out, dare to criticize, for the banner thingy, we weren't silent.
Insert , the then Gerakan Youth Chief Huan Cheng Guan ( who is now Gerakan's VP ) said "Unless UMNO apologize, Gerakan Youth 'may' boycott UMNO"
The truth is:
Huan Cheng Guan lost in General Election 12 and he currently serves as an office boy at Barisan Nasional Backbencher club. He was also the tour leader to the bunch of 50 odd MPs which were sent, on tax payers monies, to do a good for nothing lawatan sambil belajar tour to Taiwan last september.
Rocket's campaign did not change much, rely much on lies to gain foothold
If you vote for Rocket, it will not change UMNO dominance.
This happens to be the BEST slogan during the campign, and it is the truth in a way because by voting Rocket alone it won't hurt UMNO much. The voters were wise enough to ditch Gerakan and MCA and MIC while sending more PKR and PAS members into state legislatives and parliament.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The slogan were the brilliant work of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia's veteran election campaigners that consists of Kerk Choo Ting, Kang Chin Seng and Yang Chuan.
Both Kerk and Kang were PGRM leftovers and Yang happens to be a lecturer in School of Education of Universiti Sains Malaysia.
The trishaw rider sincerely thank the 3 fellas for their brilliant effort in encouraging voters in Penang to reinvent the state and making UMNO the sole opposition party in the state legislative council.
But too bad the Prime Minister still managed to secure his parlimentary seat in Penang state but anyway he will soon be a spent force come 1 April 2009.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The headline reads " Tsu Koon goes to capital ".
Subheadline reads : " Teng, Cheah, Lee and Teng, who is to be the next chief minister ? "
Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon was highly anticipated to clinch a federal seat and made a full cabinet minister since his then boss, Dato Sri Lim Keng Yaik not going for General Election 12.
Tsu Koon said " I want to go to the capital " and he also submitted 3 names of who may be the future chief minister of Penang.
Alot of high hopes were on Tsu Koon.
One of his loyal apple polisher, the famous elephant task property developer in Penang that put up megasize posters and banner in support of Tsu Koon at their projects in town and in Tanjung Bunga area.
Monday, February 23, 2009
On 13 Feb 2008, PM Datuk Seri Ahmad Abdullah Badawi said " Parliament will not dissolve today "
On 14 Feb 2008, The headline reads " Parliament dissolved "
Nomination day : 24 Feb 2008, Election Day : 8 Mar 2008
For the days to come, the trishaw rider will publish more flashbacks to remind us what was put to print during that memorable week 1 year back.