Sinking of Penang iconic ferries shows MCA’s PPC leadership a total failure: State Assemblyperson Chris Lee

Press Statement by Chris Lee Chun Kit (Pulau Tikus State Assemblyperson & DAP Bukit Bendera PLC Secretary) on Tuesday 8th of June 2021:

MCA should own up to their failures in both the Federal and State Governments, especially in Penang. In 2018, the people wholeheartedly rejected the MCA from representing them and yet they have shamelessly helped bring down the legitimately elected Pakatan Harapan government and then re-entered the government without the mandate of the people.

MCA had also shamelessly taken the leadership of the Penang Port Commission (PPC) despite having not won a single parliamentary nor state seat in Penang. This has shown that the people of Penang have completely rejected the MCA but they still crave positions and took them against the will of the people.

The latest sinking of the Penang iconic ferries have shown that their leadership of the PPC has been a total failure. Penangites hold their heritage close to their hearts and despite their pleas for the iconic ferries to be retained or to be handed over to the management of the Penang State Government, they had gone ahead to phase them out.

Now MCA can’t even help Penangites maintain their heritage. The flooding of the ferry named Pulau Pinang is very painful for Penangites to endure. The symbolism shows that MCA can never be trusted to run PPC and should never be given an opportunity to run a government ever again. For they will eventually sink everyone together with them.

If MCA has any dignity left, they must resign all their positions on the PPC and lobby the federal government to hand over all management of the ferry services to the Penang State Government. Failure in which the MCA will prove that they have no care for Penangites and are only interested in gaining positions.

CHRIS LEE CHUN KIT


浮罗池滑区州议员兼行动党升旗山国会联委会秘书李俊杰文告:

马华必须承认他们分别在中央政府和州政府内的失败,特别是在槟城。在2018年大选,人民已通过选票拒绝马华,但他们还是无耻的把合法的民选中央政府拉下来,然后在没有得到人民的认可下,进入政府结构。

同时,马华也在槟城毫无席位的情况下,无耻的拿下槟州港务局主席职。很明显的,人民已拒绝他们,但他们还是恋权。

在渡轮“浸水”事件看来,槟港务局主席的领导是失败的。槟城人牢记这份遗产,尽管再要求马华保留标志性渡轮,或是把渡轮移交给槟政府管理,但他们却选择逐步淘汰渡轮。

现在,马华连为槟城人守护遗产都做不来。被“浸水”的“槟城号”渡轮,是槟城人的痛。这也意味着,马华掌管槟港务局是不可靠的,他们更不应该再有机会出任政府,否则他们会带着大家一起“沉沦”。

如果马华还有尊严,他们必须辞去槟港务局所有职位,并且要求中央政府把渡轮管理权交给槟州政府。如果马华做不到,这就证明他们不关心槟城人,一他们只在乎官职。

李俊杰

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