1926 Heritage Hotel Penang
On officiating the Ming Eng Soo Temple’s opening day, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had talked about how to safeguard the interests of Chinese organizations, and his contributions to Chinese traditional culture.
In his speech, he also made oblique remarks against Penang Chinese Clan Council (PCCC) for not appreciating Penang state government’s contribution.
DAP Members of Parliament Ng Wei Aik and Jeff Ooi Chuan Aun had one after the other criticizing PCCC chairman Chang Wei Lu through the media.
Ng Wei Aik was dissatisfied with PCCC for presenting souvenir plague to former Penang Chief Minister Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon at the opening day of Ming Eng Soo; his narrow-minded act is an insult to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng who had asked PCCC to deal with the ownership dispute of the Love Lane heritage property calmly.
Ng Wei Aik’s remark and act is like a stomping child, his magnanimity is just confined to a souvenir plague, there is absolutely lacking of appropriate manners as well as social grace, and how can a MP with such quality to talk about safeguarding the interests of Chinese community?
Apart from Ng Wei Aik, Penang DAP’s MP for Jelutong Jeff Ooi had also in his special column “Song of the Boatmen” criticized the PCCC chairman Chang Wei Lu, questioning the commitment of leaders of Chinese societies to cultural heritage, just because Chang Wei Lu had openly criticized Penang state government’s attitude of dealing with the problem.
Is the Penang state government led by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng intolerable to criticisms from leaders of Chinese societies? In those days, leaders of various Chinese organizations had followed the footsteps of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in castigating Barisan Nasional’s weaknesses, successfully knocked off Gerakan which had been in power for 39 years, and defeated Penang Barisan Nasional government led by Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon to enable Lim Guan Eng to assume the post of Penang Chief Minister.
DAP keep saying that people are the boss, but it has played the role of an employee who does not listen to the boss.
What qualification does Jeff Ooi have to talk about the difficulties of the sage in early days of Penang and to criticize the leaders of Penang Chinese societies? He has been the MP for two terms, and what has he contributed for the Penang Chinese community?
Penang Chinese societies are the kingmakers of DAP for what it is today, they are not served as vent to DAP’s anger. They can bring you success yesterday, and they can also make you fall tomorrow. So DAP, please behave yourself.