GEORGE TOWN: MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has actually told Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to stop his mind video games about the debates connected to the RM6.3 billion cross-channel undersea tunnel.
"Lim ought to simply respond to the posers which have actually emerged from the project. Rather, he has actually sidestepped the problems consisting of the invitation to dispute. Now, he desires me to challenge him in the Bagan (parliament) seat."
The more misdirection that he uses to the controversy, the more controversial the job becomes, Wee stated after his maiden appearance at Lim's parliamentary fortress of Bagan here last night.Bagan has traditionally become a DAP seat given that the early 2000s after former state MCA intermediary chairperson Tan Sri Dr Sak Cheng Lum retired.Wee had previously invited both Lim and his daddy; DAP strongman Lim Kit Siang to the event where together with Barisan Nasional's strategic interactions deputy director Datuk Eric See-- To; the duo went to great lengths to discuss the issue.Wee said that Lim ran the risk of having the concern stapled all over Penang during the run-up to the next general election if he continues to overlook the concerns raised.Mainly, how come the special purpose lorry-- 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 perform the project.The project includes a 7.2 km long undersea tunnel connecting Gurney Drive on the island with Bagan Ajam in Butterworth (mainland ). The tunnel would serve as a catalyst
in a quick traffic dispersal system with the aid of three paired road bundles, linking Gurney Drive, Air Itam and Batu Ferringhi to the island's primary road artery, the Tun Dr Lim Chong Tu Expressway.It is also packed in as part of the preliminary RM27 billion-Penang Transportation Masterplan; the grandeur project of the Lim-- led state government.Wee's second controversial point was that the project was by now delayed approximately four years, yet land swap deals proceeded earlier.See-- To also inject to state that the consortium's preliminary partners or professionals from China have actually now changed and so it raises concerns about its viability.Wee said that Lim
had actually taken a big merry-- go-- around over the project, particularly by his rejection to dispute with him owing to celebration protocol."Yet, he challenges a
Federal Minister like(Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan), Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop, a previous Inspector-- General of Cops to debates. "" He is the primary minister and I am a federal
(deputy) minister, so what is wrong about a debate. Rather, he meals out some procedure reason about debating my celebration president
(Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai)as the correct thing." Wee stated that Lim has clearly prevented a dispute with him as he has hung around studying the entire framework of the task, and discovered
severe discrepancies.Wee likewise said that the 1MDB fund controversy has absolutely nothing to do with the tunnel; it is best to look at one particular job at a time.