By Datuk Huan Cheng Guan
Truly, it is the season to be jolly or so the carol goes. As if to add to the gaiety and laughter of the festive season, Lim Guan Eng became the Joker of the Year when he declared that Pakatan Rakyat would be able to solve the flood woes of Pahang in just one term if it comes to power in the state and in Putrajaya.
“We promise. If we win in Pahang and if we win in Putrajaya, give us one term and the floods in Pahang will be resolved,” Lim said in his opening speech at the 17th Selangor DAP ordinary convention in Shah Alam yesterday morning.
What a load of baloney!
Pakatan Rakyat won control over Penang for two terms and what can we see in their ‘flood’ record?
Floods, floods and more floods!
If he cannot even solve the flood problem in his own backyard from 2008 to 2013, what gives Lim Guan Eng the right to declare that Pakatan Rakyat can solve the flood woes in just ONE TERM? What a big joke!
And here is his ‘impeccable’ record of how he cannot solve the flood problem in Penang. I expect a list of creative excuses and the usual ‘It’s all BN’s fault’ response from Lim Guan Eng, whose favourite past time seems to be talking big at public to gain mileage and achieving little in reality.
Place of flooding
The Pakatan Rakyat excuse
|Dec 7th 2013||The Star: CM issues flood warning
PENANGITES have been warned to brace for floods over the next few days – beginning tomorrow.
The Star : http://tinyurl.com/huan79
|Nov 20th 2013||The arrival hall (http://tinyurl.com/huan80) of the Penang International Airport was flooded during a downpour that lasted for about half an hour.
The arrival hall, which is located on the lower level of the airport building, was flooded at about 3.30pm yesterday after water started flowing in from the taxi lanes outside.
|A Pakatan Rakyat backbencher today chided the Barisan Nasional-led federal government for allegedly marginalising Penang by not responding to incidents of flooding at the Penang International Airport.
RSN Rayer (Seri Delima-DAP) said the federal government did not send officials to gather feedback or do something constructive about it.
|Oct 23rd 2013||MSN News: Landslides and fallen trees were reported in several parts of the island and floods afflicted many areas throughout the state. All state-related personnel are on high alert for high-tide peak hours and are closely monitoring the situation.
Chong Eng, the Penang State EXCO for Youth and Sports, Women’s Development, Family and Community was among those whose house was flooded early in the morning five days ago at Kampung Padang Lalang in Bukit Mertajam.
MSN News : http://tinyurl.com/huan82
|Oct 22nd 2013||NST: Flood update : 479 victims still in Tasek Gelugor evacuation centres.
“Until yesterday, 829 victims were placed in the flood evacuation centres, but this morning 350 were allowed to return after the floodwater receded.
|Oct 20th2013||NST: TASEK GELUGOR: Flash floods hit several areas here after a non-stop rain spell yesterday, leaving thousands stranded.
By 10pm, Padang Menora was inundated with waist-high waters, with residents moving their valuables to the rooftop.
Meanwhile, in Bukit Mertajam, nearly 1,000 people were displaced in flash floods yesterday.
NST : http://tinyurl.com/huan83
|Oct 14th 2013||Malaysiakini: Heavy rainfall and rising floods since yesterday have caused a host of problems in Penang, including damaging 850 homes, fallen trees and landslides.
Malaysiakini : http://tinyurl.com/huan84
Youtube video : http://tinyurl.com/huan85
|Sept 28th 2013||NST: Extended intermittent showers wreaked havoc in Penang yesterday, causing flash floods and damages to properties in several low-lying areas.
NST : http://tinyurl.com/huan84
|Sept 12th 2013||Flood not a serious threat in Penang says Chow.
THE flood situation in Penang is under control, said state Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow.
“We are only facing ‘localised flooding’ with no serious widespread flood happening elsewhere,” said Chow.
Chow Statement : ( http://tinyurl.com/huan87 )
|Sept 10th 2013||Malay Mail: THE Penang International Airport’s departure hall was like a ‘swimming pool’ on Sunday after it came under two inches of water following unusual heavy rain of more than six hours.
Malay Mail : http://tinyurl.com/huan87
|Sept 1st 2013||Heavy rain causes overflowing at Penang International Airport. An unexpectedly high volume of rainfall is said to be the cause behind water overflowing into several areas of the Penang International Airport on Sunday. 52.5mm of rainfall was recorded on that day, which was three times the normal volume.
Link : http://tinyurl.com/huan89
|April 7th 2013||Flash Floods hit Penang – full screen map
Link : http://tinyurl.com/huan90
|April 6th 2013||The flash flooding in George Town is the worst in five years, according to Datuk Keramat state assemblyman Jagdeep Singh Deo.
“In just three hours, the rainfall has measured up to 168mm, approximately half the monthly figure,” Jagdeep told a press conference at his service centre in Jalan Datuk Keramat.
He added that Sungai Pinang was the worst hit area.
|April 4th 2013||HERE: Heavy rain last night had caused few areas in the city of Georgetown, Penang flooded.
Link : http://tinyurl.com/huan91
|July 2nd 2012||Disaster Report: Flooding in George Town, Malaysia
-Several major roads in George Town reported to be flooded caused after continuous heavy rainfall for more than two hours.
-Some houses damaged in Jalan P. Ramlee.
-Jalan P. Ramlee, part of Jalan Perak, Jalan Logan, Kampung Makam, Jalan Sungai Pinang, Jalan Anson and Jalan Patani are the area mainly affected by flood.
-No major damage or injury reported so far.
Disaster Report Link : http://tinyurl.com/huan92
Lim Guan Eng has no moral right to refer to Paul Low as a man without integrity and someone who did not support transparency. He should stand in front of a mirror and do deep soul-searching.
For far too long, Lim Guan Eng has fooled citizens with his empty rhetoric forgetting that with the click of a mouse, we can crosscheck the validity and accuracy of his statements. It would do him good to check his speeches before delivering them publicly.
It is also time he walks his talk instead of spewing empty talk from his mouth and expect the audience to laud and magnify his bullshit.
This is Ubah for Penangites. Look at the scenes in the following photographs and judge for yourself whether he is a man of his words. If he cannot resolve flood woes in Penang, he should put a stopper in his mouth and get down to serious flood mitigation work! Don’t be boastful, Lim Guan Eng!