Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Penang state hit a record high in state revenues

When the opposition is playing with the petty issues, and playing up the emotion of the people using the senior citizens and even now using filling a form for returning of the welfare payment as a tool. But the most important issue is not that, it was just political gimmick. Let the Auditor General speak for the state government, the state received the "good" rating for 2009, then the people of the state will also give the same rating to the state government.

The state government or CAT government shine again, with the recently-released 2009 Auditor-General's Report 2009, Penang is the only Pakatan state to receive the 'baik' (good) accreditation in their financial standing. The state also collected 29.1 percent more in actual revenue, bringing their tally to RM376.51 million.

In 2008, the state government had already shattered records when it surpassed the billion-ringgit mark in accumulated funds as shown in the previous Audit Report 2008, collecting a total of RM1.025 billion.

Under the previous BN state government, the accumulated funds were at RM847.45 million for 2007.

This is the concrete proof of the performance of DAP led CAT state government, out performed the previous Barisan National state government in two consecutive years. The question is why the previous state government was not able to do it? ......There were poor rated local Councils, MPSP was in bad shape.....

Look at the high rise government office buildings in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah(Northam Road), Anson Road, Burma Road, and Bandar Perda, Bukit it necessary to have high rising office buildings for government departments located at prime areas? What is the occupation or utilization rate?. I will rather wish they improve the general hospitals,public infrastructure with that 5 stars effort....and improve in government services...There were many failed projects, and unnecessary projects that did not improve Penang. Public fund were used, Penang remained as what Singapore Lee Kuan Yew had said, no development lah....Our free port status was transfer to Pulau Langkawi, and even Penang international airport was in the plan to move out of the state, lucky it was not done....what left for Penang when state like Pahang, Johor, Selangor, Malacca,and other states are moving ahead, Penang seems to be left behind. Yet we were blinded to be satisfied with the current status, until the out pour of emotion during 308 election, and Lee Kuan Yew gave a shock comments, and we suddenly wake up....what happen to Penang, once the Pearl of Orient?.... That was the story of the previous state government....

But the current state government today has done it.... The financial performance is one of the crucial KPI to assess the performance of Penang state government, and they passed with flying colors. A "A" rate performer. A rating by a government agency, Auditor General.

What will be the reflection of state people, a vote for them lah....Keep up the good work, CAT government.

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