Puterajaya harus memperhatikan projek reklamasi/ tebusguna laut di hadapan pantai Tg Tokong. Yang telah sudah reklaim 980 ekar tanah laut tak langsung faedah untuk rakyat setempat. Reklaim zaman PR dan PH yang diterajui DAP pun nampaknya tak ada juga bahagian rakyat untuk turut serta. Semuannya projek mewah dan komersial untuk pasaran terbuka antarabangsa. Jadi di manakah bahagian rakyat pribumi untuk turut serta ? Jangan sesekali ulangi ketamakan dan kegelojohan BN membaham kek ekonomi dan peluang ekonomi sepenuhnya tanpa bersisa. Rakyat melopong kerana ini bukan mereka. Mereka hanya mampu tengok tapi di luar kemampuan memilikinya.Perubahan dari BN ke Pakatan Harapan wajib memenuhi harapan rakyat yang sudah letih menu nggu agar pola pembangunan daripada pro korporat kepada pro rakyat.
“The former chief minister of Penang is now the finance minister playing an important role in reviewing federal projects and cutting costs.
“Penang should be a model state in also reviewing its projects and cutting costs, and not stand out for going against the national trend,” he said in a statement today.
At the federal level, Putrajaya, under the new Pakatan Harapan government, has scrapped the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail and Klang Valley MRT 3 projects. The government is also reviewing the East Coast Rail Link project.
CAP expressed concern that the state and new chief minister, Chow Kon Yeow, appeared eager to push ahead with the massive transport projects mooted in previous terms, such as the RM6.43 billion undersea tunnel and three paired roads; Light Rail Transit (LRT); the three 1,800ha manmade Penang South Reclamation (PSR) islands; highways and the ongoing reclamation and development off Persiaran Gurney.
“In addition, there is also a plan for a cable car to Penang Hill with a terminal point at the Botanical Gardens,” Idris said of a proposal that is not part of the PTMP.
Chow had said upon becoming chief minister that the state government’s priorities this term would be to realise the PTMP projects to solve Penang’s worsening traffic problems.
CAP also wanted the state to be more transparent over PTMP projects announced under private sector financing, saying the state was also giving land and land rights, including for reclaimed land, to private developers.
“If some of the transport projects are not able to recover the costs for the companies, will the government bail them out?
“There is insufficient information given to the public on all the components of the PTMP,” he said.
Chow, when asked to comment