Lim Guan Eng current Finance Minister would make a good Works Minister as he will always use the words” Works in Progress”
A Finance Minister who plays theory plus rheotoric politics and uses the blame game is no good for the country as a whole and investors would be put off immediately. It does seem that the country is not conducive enough would be a fair comment from would be foreign investments.
When this article column which we extract below was published in the STAR a widely read and circulated newspaper in Malaysia and online version https://www.thestar.com.my/ it gives a very bad impression. Am pretty sure the Council of Elders Daim Zainuddin will whisper something to his ears.
Extracted from STAR ,”In a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng delivered bad news to Sabahans and Sarawakians.
Lim said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) promise to give 20% instead of the current 5% in oil royalties to the two states could not be fulfilled yet. The Finance Minister blamed the usual suspect, the 1MDB financial scandal, for the government’s failure to carry out the election manifesto promise. The DAP secretary-general said the 20% quantum had to wait.
Wow! Sarawak by the way is playing host to the Malaysia Day Celebrations 2019.
A voter said ‘After Sabah last year why didn’t they pick Kelantan (oh forgot Sabah and Sarawak are partners to Malaysia) or could they be now showing the might of PH as Sarawak elections will be due in 2021?”
So is POLITICS today into the BLAME GAME? What will Sarawakians as a whole think of the PH Federal Government? Lim Guan Eng has all the makings of a Good Promiser but to execute his works in progress he will need to iron out what he promised prior to GE14.
Let’s rewind shall we and there was also the video which went viral.
Extracted ,PH told Sabahans and Sarawakians that it supported more autonomy for the two states: “In line with the spirit of the Malaysia Agreement and the ascension of Sabah and Sarawak with Malaya to form Malaysia…. Full autonomy on education and healthcare, 20% oil royalty and half of all tax receipts collected in Sabah and Sarawak must be returned to the states.
“They will be fully responsible for the administration and financing of all healthcare and education in their respective states,” Lim said in a video shot before GE14 which is still going viral among Sabahans and Sarawakians.
“So remember, 20% oil royalty, from the present 5%, 50% of all tax receipts, whether it’s corporate, personal or GST, return to the respective states.”
Sarawakians know how to judge and am sure that they will also show an EXIT DOOR to promises unkept and maintain the status quo ruling government but with some tweaking here and there.
The SARAWAK VOTERS knows best and the Spanner in the works was officiated by our future Minister of Works on Friday 13th 2019 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th) who seems to choose the right words for the right time.