Sunday, April 27, 2008

We will be an effective opposition, says Dr Hilmi - The Star

PENANG: April 27, 2008

Umno will continue with its efforts to bring benefit to the community despite being the opposition in the Penang Government, Telok Bahang assemblyman Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said.

He said the party would also focus on the social development of the people, especially those in rural areas.

“Our aim is to improve the villages’ economy,” he said.

Dr Hilmi was speaking at Persatuan Titian Kasih (Pertikas) annual general meeting yesterday.

He said the 11 Umno representatives in the state assembly would become an effective opposition.

“Although it has been two months since Pakatan Rakyat took over the government, it has yet to do anything good for the state.

“We have not heard any announcement on improving the state’s economy. We just hear the new government condemning the previous government and pointing out its weaknesses,” he said.

He said it was time the government carried out projects to help the state and the people.

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