BUTTERWORTH: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has promised that all 11 state executive councillors including him will declare their assets to the public within a month. He said the declaration would include assets before and after they assumed office on March 2008, so that the people could make a comparison. “The (state) exco has now approved this and the assets of (our) exco members will be made known soon. We will first start off with our exco members,” he said on the sidelines of the Penang DAP convention here yesterday. However, Lim said spouses of the state exco members were exempted from doing so. DAP chairman Karpal Singh said the party central executive committee would also plan for all DAP MPs to declare their assets soon. “It has been done in the past.” Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Mansor Othman, when contacted, welcomed the move, saying it should also be emulated by the other 29 state assemblymen in Penang. This move signifies the commitment of the state government to be transparent, Mansor, who is from PKR, said. He also urged the 11 Umno backbenchers to emulate the state exco members by declaring their assets. According to Mansor, the state government wanted to do it earlier this year but due to a technical oversight, the move was delayed. “We have received feedback from a consultant on how best to declare our assets including addressing the legality issues,” he added.
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Which citizens said they can be councillors? 300 quangocrats out of 1.5 million citizens do not legitimise the presence of the 11 unelected, DAP ENFORCED forced upon citizen councillors. These are NOT our councillors we did not vote for them. Plenty of citizens can declare their assets, but to be elected at a 66.6% quorum in open elections is another thing. WHERE ARE the local council elections as promised, you obfuscating parachute Chief Minister and product of nepotism? These 11 councillors cannot be justifed by mere asset declarations, and after months of waiting when assets could already be shifted to proxies and cronies (relatives again for sure).
DAP delayed for months and years before this asset declaration. Our local supermarket chain owner one Ameer Ali Mydin had the smarts to notice and bring this up. Pakatan’s propaganda apparatus immediately began it’s dirty work no differently from BN. See link below :
And even if assets were declared instantly when asked for months ago, these 11 were still NOT THE CITIZEN’S CHOICE IN A LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTION AT 66.6% QUORUM. Honest and ethical government is not DAP’s specialty. And look at the mass sackings and defections from DAP enough to set up another party. I suggest that all DAP formers and potential independents like Mydin join together to form a 3rd Force party to remove oligarchs and nepotists, godfathers and supremos, blocs of relatives.
A second UMNO arises but in the form of Malaysia’s very own PAP ! Vote the unvotable 50% of DAP out! Vote all other dynasties in Pakatan out! We do not need councillors we did not vote for, asset declared or not! A CM who dies not understand this is unsuitable to be CM either ! Re-election at quorum or no votes for DAP! (And guess where this leaves BN’s standards even . . . ) APANAMA: DAP’s democracy in Penang http://apanama2020.blogspot.com/2010/11/daps-democracy-in-penang.html
Vote for 3rd Force!
Do an asset check on proxies and relatives of DAP and Pakatan people, probably they’d be no better than BN. You don’t need a golden parachute nepotist to tell you how. Transfer to proxies and cronies and relatives in small amounts or in cash AND then declare assets 3 years later? I
think Mydin’s Ameer might be a better CM.
Transfer to proxies and cronies and relatives in small amounts THEN get them to buy gold, diamonds or other not so easily seen valuables (not a condo for example – poor Sharizat didn’t think they would track something so obvious . . . same way gold or diamonds or offshore bank accounts mioght not be so easy to hide either . . . ) that can be resold later or easily hidden in foreign tax haven bank vaults etc… Enough private eyes or insiders though and all purchases and assets hidden away can still be exposed.
THIS IS TAXPAYER MONEY NOT THE POLITICIAN’S MONEY ! Also term limits on ALL Excos and politicians ! No careerists, no sequestration of power as much no sequestration of wealth ! An oligarch is no better than a plutocrat, even less so nepotistic versions of the same!