Lim Sian See
Lim Guan Eng is blowing his own trumpet claiming that the RM33.5mil that the Penang Govt is paying for flood aid to the Penang people who experiences frequent flooding is the biggest ever by a state govt in Malaysia.
For sure, it is dwarfed by what the Federal Govt pays for flood aid but I am not sure whether it is indeed the largest pay-out by a state govt.
But what I do know that it is not enough to do 39.3km of bicycle lanes (RM45mil) or to build 82 badminton courts and 4 swimming pools (RM275mil) – both of which is in the Penang Budget 2018.
And neither is RM33.5mil enough to build 100 meters of the Penang Island Link Expressway which cost RM7.5bil for 19.5km or RM385mil per km.
And certainly it is very far from the RM305mil in consultancy fees that the Penang govt pays for “reports” that can never get completed for the Penang Tunnel – which is as much as 400% overpriced.
Keep on blowin’ (your own trumpet), Tokong!
And I hope that every time it floods in Penang (and it does very frequently now), you will also be paying this amount.
There will be ample opportunities for you to blow your trumpet in future for paying flood aid!
Source: Lim Sian See