‘CAT & DOG’ CLASH BREWS OVER GUAN ENG’S UNDERSEA TUNNEL

GEORGE TOWN – If Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng can “tell the truth” behind changes to the proposed Penang undersea tunnel project contractor, Penang Gerakan acting Youth chief Jason Loo Jieh Sheng will raise funds to spay or neuter every stray dog in the state.

“But if he doesn’t in the next 24 hours, then we can consider Penang’s CAT to be dead,” he said, alluding to the acronym that stands for the state government’s advo-cacy of competency, accountability and transparency.

“I will personally collect donations to help fund the spaying or neutering of stray dogs to control their population.

“But if Lim fails to disclose it, it proves that CAT is totally, completely dead,” Loo told reporters outside the state government’s service counters at Komtar, Level Three yesterday.

Loo issued the challenge following the state’s decision to direct or allow Consortium Zenith to remove Beijing Urban Construction Group (BUCG) from the Penang undersea tunnel project.

He said Lim had announced that he had issued a directive to Consortium Zenith to drop BUCG’s involvement and later claimed the consortium had sent a letter asking for permission to exclude BUCG from the project.

Acting under the provision of the Penang Freedom of Information Enactment, Loo had also applied for a copy of the minutes of the state exco meeting concerning the removal of BUCG. – ANN

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