GEORGE TOWN – A social group has sent a memorandum to the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China here following statements allegedly made by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng about a company based in China.

Penang Malaysian and Chinese Culture Friendship Organisation member Lee Hack Teik claimed that a few Chinese dailies had carried Lim’s remarks slamming the Beijing Urban Construction Group (BUCG) over the Aug 25 crane incident in Kuala Lumpur which killed Penangite Joice Chin Khoon Sing.

“We want to convey to the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Penang Wu Jun that we welcome and appreciate the working relationship between China and Malaysia.

“We are worried that the removal of BUCG from being a part of the proposed undersea tunnel and three highway projects in Penang will discourage other China companies from investing in Penang,” he told a press conference yesterday outside the consulate-general office.

The former Pengkalan Kota assemblyman urged Wu Jun to look into the matter as the group was worried that the statements could harm China-Malaysia ties. The consulate-general’s office could not be reached for comment. – ANN