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Gerakan Teng Hock Nan – Future CM of Penang?

One of my reader is traumatised by the posts I churned out lately. Jojo wants to wake up to nice happy place and Jojo said the country is still the same nice nice happy place every morning. So, folks, what do you think? Are we bloggers being too extreme and painted a gloomy picture when we are actually living in a nice country with teh tarik and roti canai?

jojo (comment on this post)
February 27th, 2008 at 5:58 pm e

I dont mean to be rude.. but I’d like to say something simple, and I hope I dont offend anyone especially lillian.
I used to like coming here reading about your blogs, it’ll make me laugh, it’ll make me hungry(all those yummy food pics), it’ll make me happy to think that a bunch of internet pals and frens wud come out and hang out without a care in the world. But lately, I’ve tried to avoid coming here. Cuz, everytime I stopped by, i’ll feel that this is not a great place to be living, this country is a very terrifying place to live in, and that everythings wrong with it. Gloomy and all. Seriously felt that, absolute gloom. What ever happened to the nice funny happy side of it all? …… this place, like this country, this town, it used to be/still is where I woke up everyday and have teh tarik and roti canai before I went to work.

Jojo, The reason I don’t wish to comment further is because I have better things to do. Like helping to post this following mail on my blog. You see, other than blogs and direct approach, the oppositions and all the concerned and wise citizens have very little outlet to share their views. The media has blacked out everything. So, you can go ahead and find your funny happy side of it.

I received an email from the Save Penang Action Team, which listed out a couple of reasons on why Penang voters, particularly those in Pulau Tikus should vote against Teng Hock Nan.

Teng is one of the potential candidate to succeed Koh Tsu Koon as the next Penang’s chief minister.

SAVE Penang, REJECT Dr Teng Hock Nan!

Dr Teng Hock Nan is not qualified to become the new CM of Penang for his poor track record. It is Gerakan’s wishful thinking that he can help to reinvent Penang.

Dr Teng Hock Nan has served as an assemblyman since 1990 and a Penang State Exco since 1999. This is what he has achieved by being the exco in charge of public transport and local government!

Dr Teng and his close ally-boss Dr Koh have failed miserably in bringing development to Penang. They are mere UMNO stooges. Just look at what happened to once the iconic Komtar. It is now a monumental shame!

Developers Love Dr Teng Hock Nan

The Penang Island Municipal Council and the Penang state government have been reluctant to demand any public accountability or organise public hearings. The Penang State Local Government Committee chairman Dr Teng Hock Nan rejected the NGOs’ proposal for public hearing. He claimed the council had already played its part in accordance with the law. As a CM, he will sell his soul and our rights to the developers.

Dr Teng is bias towards the disabled

He told the press that a survey on the needs of the wheelchair-bound will be conducted before RapidPenang can introduce disabled-friendly buses for them. Making public transportation accessible for the wheelchair-bound could not be done overnight, Local Government and Traffic Committee chairman Dr Teng said. We must first identify the main areas where wheelchair-bound passengers live and the places they normally travel to. It is not as simple as buying wheelchair-friendly buses which are costly. It is obvious that he cannot become a caring CM.

Gohead Not Gostan

Dr Koh Tsu Koon spoke eloquently about globalization and change but he made Chinese proficiency as the only criterion to select a CM. A capable CM should be innovative, knowledgeable, visionary and good in economic planning and implementation. Dr Teng, who is 63 years old, has none of these qualities judging from his past record. Does Dr Koh mean that all non-chinese educated Penangites are not fit to lead Penang no matter how smart or capable they are? His decision shows that Gerakan is not a non-racial party as it claims to be.

UMNO stooges

It is proven from Dr Koh ridiculous justification to choose Dr Teng as his anointed successor that both of them are stooges of UMNO. Penang deserves better.

From:

Concerned Citizens of Penang
Save Penang Action Team

I wish to add my personal points:

He never gave me MC when I was voiceless, back in those time when he was a doctor in China Street. Bwahahaha…..

Folks, remember to tell Jojo if you agree with the statement that we bloggers are being too negative for painting such gloomy picture of our country.




27 Responses to “Gerakan Teng Hock Nan – Future CM of Penang?”

  1. After reading to the critics posted by so-called ” Concerned Citizens of Penang – Save Penang Action Team ” . My big Question is – Can This type of Action Team really want to save Penang or they intended for something else – such as demoralize Malaysian, gain rejection so that peoples will turn to support opposition parties, and finally destroy Penang.

    Therefore, I strongly felt urgency to point out that, this type of ” Talk-Show” can be merely treated as “Cakap-Cakap for Fun”, it is totally Not a Raliable Sourse of Statement.

    If they are SERIOUS about the Future of Penang, let do something constructively, not just attack here and there, what are this Action Team’s Action Planning for Penang State – That’s same as DAP – for last 50 years what have been done by the Famous Big-Mouth Lim Kit Siang ?

    Let me propose to The Opposition Camp – Organize like US, Uk or even Taiwan – Really show an Alternative in their Barisan – Peoples who are dumb or Dumber, but definately they are Not Stupid – What we really want is A Better Future for Penang !

    After reading to the critics posted by so-called ” Concerned Citizens of Penang – Save Penang Action Team ” . My big Question is – Can This type of Action Team really want to save Penang or they intended for something else – such as demoralize Malaysian, gain rejection so that peoples will turn to support opposition parties, and finally destroy Penang.

    Therefore, I strongly felt urgency to point out that, this type of ” Talk-Show” can be merely treated as “Cakap-Cakap for Fun”, it is totally Not a Raliable Sourse of Statement.

    If they are SERIOUS about the Future of Penang, let do something constructively, not just attack here and there, what are this Action Team’s Action Planning for Penang State – That’s same as DAP – for last 50 years what have been done by the Famous Big-Mouth Lim Kit Siang ?

    Let me propose to The Opposition Camp – Organize like US, Uk or even Taiwan – Really show an Alternative in their Barisan – Peoples who are dumb or Dumber, but definately they are Not Stupid – What we really want is A Better Future for Penang !

    After reading to the critics posted by so-called ” Concerned Citizens of Penang – Save Penang Action Team ” . My big Question is – Can This type of Action Team really want to save Penang or they intended for something else – such as demoralize Malaysian, gain rejection so that peoples will turn to support opposition parties, and finally destroy Penang.

    Therefore, I strongly felt urgency to point out that, this type of ” Talk-Show” can be merely treated as “Cakap-Cakap for Fun”, it is totally Not a Raliable Sourse of Statement.

    If they are SERIOUS about the Future of Penang, let do something constructively, not just attack here and there, what are this Action Team’s Action Planning for Penang State – That’s same as DAP – for last 50 years what have been done by the Famous Big-Mouth Lim Kit Siang ?

    Let me propose to The Opposition Camp – Organize like US, Uk or even Taiwan – Really show an Alternative in their Barisan – Peoples who are dumb or Dumber, but definately they are Not Stupid – What we really want is A Better Future for Penang !

    Let do Penang proub. I challenge this Action Team to propose something Solid, beside just persanal attack out of nothing.

    By – SALIM

  2. Dear jojo,
    Like you I like to see the happy side of things too but what Lilian has posted are also the reality side and one cannot always keep our head in the sand (like an ostrich). The reason the world is like that now is because people are scared to face reality or try to do something about it

  3. I can sense jojo is simple, kind and sentimental person, living in a made beblieve dreamland and I write from Sabah where I can’t have the chance to share it. Sad. I only have this to share….
    – So many sabahan can’t find work in their state & have to go elsewhere..nia mah
    – 30 % of sabah population are aliens… tiu
    – We have so much resources and we are recognize as the poorest state in M’sia with the largest percentage of hardcore poor… fff
    – Our natural resources are still being exploited… bastards
    – The cost of living is so high, yet being poorest… sh*t
    – We have to pay so much for vehicles just to support the national car policy…tiuniaseng
    – We pay so much for air transport before and now airasia & mas are making record profits on reduced fare. (we are sucked!)
    – We don’t have a voice without central nodding… cheebye
    – Project which cost Rm 200 millions looks like it’s worth only Rm 50 millions… nia.mah.ka.foo.lart.
    – So much talk on NEP only a tiny fraction reached the real people… cina kui v r robbed.
    – We can’t do anything without being punished.. I am exhausted

    FREAK OUT!!!!

    VOTE FOR CHANGE

    JUST CHANGE IT !!!!

  4. yo jojo,

    it’s not exactly that lilian wants to paint the picture of gloomy malaysia in her post. but it’s rather the very truth that we live in. for those who are exposed to only the mainstream media since the independence are sucked up to believe everything in the country is fine.

    as a student in mass communication, i understand fully on how propaganda and persuasive techniques are performed and i can identify them from far. in order for people to truly judge a government or situation, one must have facts and opinions from both sides, both the government and the oppositions.

    if things brought up by oppositions are not transparently clarified by government officers, how are you going to justify anything? Sure, the government bangs the opposition and ask them to give answers as well, but they would never give space in the mainstream media for the opposition to give feedback regarding their slamming.

    Take bloggers getting slammed regularly for example. Does mainstream media post out how bloggers react to the great insults we endured? Generalizing that all bloggers are monkeys and stuff are degrading! Many feedbacks have been given but no~ none of them got through the mainstream media.

    it’s time for people to seek alternative reliable source of information. and i personally suggest malaysiakini.com if you’re willing to pay a little. and if you’re a cheap skate like i am, just go malaysia-today.net

  5. Jojo, you still can have your teh tarik and roti canai for sure but the reality of it all is that it aint THAT funny anymore, as how you would like to remember! We gotta wake up to reality isnt it when it is time to do so… !!!
    All of us sure like to live in a dream world where it’s filled with bliss, teh tarik, roti canai and all… but sad to say many a time, many of us do get a sudden jolt of harsh reality ! Or those that gradually descend upon us and before you even realise, it can turn into nightmares too !!!

  6. Talk about this fella’s failuressssss I’ll think of his failure in restructuring public bus system before RapidPenang taken over. Ptui!

  7. the world aint easy as it seems. one just cant judge from its cover but also the content.if one happily going for roti canai and teh tarik every morning, the world will be a peaceful place to live in but unfortunately that is rather impossible. this is especially we have those fakeys of politicians in our country as well as other parts of the world. they think they could fool us with carrying cute babies and planting a tree..sad case..

  8. Eh! Why the 1st comment keep repeating itself. Siao already ar?

  9. terence – Expected mah……LOL Bwahahaha. If not how they get so many votes lah.

    The rest of the comments, Correct, correct, correct…..

  10. I want flames, fist fights. NOT copy and paste comments that keep repeating itself. Prolly that comment is in every damn blog. Sien….. Sigh. I go rant again in my blog lah. Tiu!!!

  11. Jojo,

    Everyone wants to laugh, who doesnt? but laughing and drinking our teh tarik does not make us a decent living. if you are feeling shit in your life and come here only to laugh… think of the time why you feel shit while you are not reading this blog… is it becos of things mentioned here? sorry but… WAKE UP!

  12. Asia Bagus

    Guess what….tell me what you are getting for writing what you have written. 18 years not enough meh? First PGCC…what is next…seriously, I think Gerakan has failed Penangnites miserably…..why….look at tourism..while county is having a good increase of tourists, we have blokes who claim that penang is being visited……….1.9pct growth..come on lar…i bukan budak budak kecil lar…i respect your views Asia Bagus – but you tell me that Gerakan is better organized that the opposition….?? Think they are because of “lobbyists” who are corrupting them….and taking penangnites to hell…is that you want for your penang?

  13. Jojo, actually the reality could be even worse than what the bloggers have painted. What have been exposed so far were merely the tip of the iceberg, things that we managed to expose, there are still lots of undercurrent that were discussed and happened behind closed curtain which we, the public are not aware of. It is unpleasant but please wake up!

  14. Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner
    But he knew it wouldn’t last.
    Jojo left his home in Tucson, Arizona
    For some California grass.

    Get back, get back.
    Get back to where you once belonged

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  16. True story, we invited a rep from the PNG government to our company’s department anniversary dinner 2 years ago. They sent Dr.Teng to officiate and give a speech. Wow. Talk about not knowing anything about the hi-tech industry. (Our company is an MNC in the FTZ doing silicon design … ie lots of hi-tech stuff lar. Cannot reveal too much. Nanti kena ketuk). The Dr. openly claims that he knows nothing about technology. He’s the garbage truck and bus route expert. But talk about tech and he’s totally lost. How lar? Kenot, kenot, kenot. So, based on my own experience and his own admission, I strongly feel that he is not worthy of PNG CM post.

  17. talking about tech… jeffooi sure boleh lah… ehhe..

  18. jen – Wuah, scandalous! Thanks for telling. Don’t even bring up buses cos he screwed up as well. I wonder how much our Penang taxpayers money have been dumped into getting the most unreliable bus services. And Koh Tsu Koon dare to claim Penang is one of the 10 most liveable city in Asia. Ptui! The bus service sucks and this come from the students only. Ask the tourists and they sure spit on these people’s heads. Bluff me never been to other cities in the world meh? Go tell the kataks di bawah tempurung Penang is the top 10 most liveable city in Asia, maybe they believe lor.

  19. do a survey??? haiya, that’s the standard answers we get from MPs everytime something needs to be done. and those surveys are not cheap and only serve as an excuse for usually another crony to make easy money.

  20. Jojo,
    Although so many has pointed out the above, the reality is, whatever said here is actually the truth especially since our lives are full of happy/bright moments AND also those gloomy ones. I am from Kuching, Sarawak and initially was not planning to vote on 8 Mar as I did not believe it will make much difference. After all, BN will sure will the majority again. However, after blog hopping here and a few other political blogs, I am very seriously thinking about finding out more about the candidates and decide who to vote.

    Changes are, looking at the worsening crime rate and the seemingly uncontrollable corruption as well as lack of development in Kuching despite the fact that we are one state that is the richest in natural resources such as oil, gas and timber, I am also looking to vote for the opposition party. Although, I am thankful that I am able to do things that some countries cannot do without being dead or thrown into jail, I don’t believe that things can’t be better than they are now.

    Just my two cents worth…

  21. Jojo, wake up to reality dear! Sadly, life is not as beautiful as it seems.

    As for THN, I have seen him with my own eyes in Gurney Plaza basement shopping between 2-4pm on a weekday, with his work attire on! What the h*ll.

  22. Strangely , the entire BN machinery in Penang has been very quiet on PGCC. I guess we need to get those who went to rally for signatures to get BN and the opposition to sit together and moderate a forum so that the audiences / residents at BukitBendera can know where they stand. I can seriously tell you, YB Dr Teng and YB Chia will never show up. Why? I think this is a question you may want to ask them if you happen to bump into them at the market place. I know I won’t leave them in peace. I WANT TO KNOW…

  23. Jojo,

    I am late to comment here.

    This is a beautiful country no doubt. Bloggers love this country. Yes, they do whine and criticise BN but if you were to read the posts critically, you would be able to make your own opinion whether these criticisms levelled at BN are justified or not.

    The mainstream media hardly ever portrays the failings of BN. But the internet media allows the dirt to be exposed.

    If bloggers could not care less about the country, they might as well spend their time cam whoring and talk about cheesy stuffs rather than spreading awareness of how the resources of this country is being raped by a select few. This country belongs to all Malaysians. Without fair reporting and awareness, the BN machinery continues to hoodwink the people for the benefit of a few.

  24. Dear Mr. Teng Hock Nan,

    Ei .. WHY you removed your famous blog leh? Isn’t that you used to be very active in blogging?? Oh, how can the NEXT Chief Minister of Penang removed his blog and just “poof” like that? Gone with the wind? HUH? HUH?

    Here is my 1 cent for you, maybe you should learn to be more CONSERVATIVE like your ex-boss, he refused to name the next CM, probably because he already knew DAP would bag Penang this time, LOL

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