GEORGE TOWN: MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has told Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to stop his mind video games about the debates related to the RM6.3 billion cross-channel undersea tunnel.
“Lim needs to just answer the posers which have emerged from the project. Rather, he has actually sidestepped the concerns consisting of the invite to debate. Now, he wants me to challenge him in the Bagan (parliament) seat.”
The more misdirection that he uses to the debate, the more questionable the task ends up being, Wee stated after his first appearance at Lim’s parliamentary fortress of Bagan here last night.Bagan has typically become a DAP seat since the early 2000s after former state MCA intermediary chairperson Tan Sri Dr Sak Cheng Lum retired.Wee had earlier invited both Lim and his father; DAP strongman Lim Package Siang to the occasion where together with Barisan Nasional’s strategic communications deputy director Datuk Eric See– To; the duo went to excellent lengths to explain the issue.Wee stated that Lim ran the risk of having the concern stapled all over Penang throughout the run-up to the next basic election if he continues to ignore the concerns raised.Mainly, how come the special function car– the Consortium Zenith Sdn Bhd’s paid-up capital of RM26.6 million is lower than the state’s own capital requirements of RM381 million to carry out the project.The job includes a 7.2 km long undersea tunnel connecting Gurney Drive on the island with Bagan Ajam in Butterworth (mainland ). The tunnel would function as a driver
in a fast traffic dispersal system with the help of 3 paired roadway plans, connecting Gurney Drive, Air Itam and Batu Ferringhi to the island’s primary road artery, the Tun Dr Lim Chong Tu Expressway.It is also crammed in as part of the preliminary RM27 billion-Penang Transportation Masterplan; the splendour task of the Lim– led state government.Wee’s second controversial point was that the task was by now delayed up to 4 years, yet land swap deals went ahead earlier.See– To likewise inject to say that the consortium’s initial partners or contractors from China have now altered therefore it raises issues about its viability.Wee said that Lim
had taken a huge merry– go– around over the task, specifically by his rejection to debate with him owing to party procedure.”Yet, he challenges a
Federal Minister like(Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan), Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop, a previous Inspector– General of Cops to arguments. “” He is the chief minister and I am a federal
(deputy) minister, so what is wrong about a dispute. Rather, he dishes out some procedure reason about debating my party president
(Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai)as the appropriate thing.” Wee said that Lim has plainly prevented a dispute with him as he has invested time studying the whole framework of the task, and discovered
extreme discrepancies.Wee also stated that the 1MDB fund debate has absolutely nothing to do with the tunnel; it is best to look at one specific job at a time.