Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Press Statement by Sim Tze Tzin in response to Mr. Wong Mun Hoe’s Press Conference regarding Mahsuri Flats

Press Statement in response to Mr. Wong Mun Hoe’s Press Conference

11 May 2011

Mr Wong Could Not Deliver Promises, Now He Must Stop Politicking.

Yesterday, Mr Wong Mun Hoe and his Gerakan party leaders held a press conference to condemn the State Government regarding repainting of PDC and State Government built flats. He was quoted in Chinese Press as saying “Mahsuri Apartment (M3-M5) is privately managed and not under the management of PDC or State Government. They do not qualify to get repaint. How could they get to be the first to repaint?”

His statement has angered many of the residents of the Mahsuri Apartment. Mr. Wong has politicized the issue and made the innocent residents as scapegoats.

I would like to response to this matter by giving facts nothing but the facts. In March 2004, Mahsuri Apartment 3, 4 and 5 was approached by PDC to set up Management Corporation. During the formation meeting in August 2004, pro-tem committee requested to repaint the buildings, as part of the exchange agreement to take over the management. The then PDC DGM En. Rosli Jaafar had agreed to consider. However, since then there had been no reply. In July 2005, the PDC rejected their request. The residents felt cheated to take over the management from PDC. This has been a major discontent among the residents.

Mahsuri Apartment Management Corporation then turned to Mr. Wong Mun Hoe to seek help. Mr. Wong is in the know in the entire episode. Now he has suffered “Selective Forgetfulness Syndrome” to make it a political issue for his political gains.

The residents later approached me to pursue their problems. After I was elected to be State Assemblyman, I continue to work towards making their (Mahsuri residents) dreams come true. I had several meetings with PDC as well as CM YAB Lim Guan Eng. In April 2011, finally Chief Minister visited Mahsuri Apartment and delivered the said promises and thus resolved all the unhappiness all these years.

I wish to remind Mr. Wong that, in his tenure as the state Assemblyman. He as a state assemblyman and his Gerakan Chief Minister Tan Sri Khor Tsu Koon, could not even deliver their own promise. It is the Pakatan Rakyat Government that delivered the promise.

Please do not confuse the Rakyat in this matter. We urge Penang Gerakan especially Mr. Wong Mun Hoe to stop politicking because this will just further anger the residents.

YB Sim Tze Tzin,
ADUN Pantai Jerejak

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Sim Tze Tzin
ADUN Pantai Jerejak
State Assemblyman of Penang
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