Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mixture of deja-vu and nostalgia for Guan Eng in Parliament - The Sun

KUALA LUMPUR (April 29, 2008): Husna Yusop and Llew-Ann Phang

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (DAP-Bagan) who returned to Parliament after being "missing in action" for two terms found himself missing the sense of history of the august House.

"It looks more of a shopping complex. Of course it is a mixture of deja-vu and nostalgia but I prefer the old Parliament.There was a sense of history then. The Parliament of old had a stronger sense of nostalgia as it was used by our forefathers like Tunku Abdul Rahman but now, it looks like a shopping complex,” he said.

On what he was expecting in the sitting, Lim said: “I will try to come as often as I can and participate as much as I can but my priority is still to govern the state."

His main interests will concern issues of not just Penang but the country’s common interest and values.

Asked what has come about of the DAP’s investigations into the five MPs who had failed to meet the deadline for submission of questions, Lim said he received reports on Monday (April 28) and did not have the chance to look at it.

“Let me look at the reports first before we decide,” he said, when asked if action will be taken against them.

The five were Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Prof. Dr. P. Ramasamy (Batu Kawan), Er Teck Hwa (Bakri), John Fernandez (Seremban), Charles Santiago (Klang) and Hiew King Cheu (Kota Kinabalu).

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