May 14, 2008 By ZULKIFLY MOHAMAD
THE 11 Umno assemblymen in Penang will haunt the Pakatan Rakyat state government until their counterparts honour all their promises made during the last general election.
State Umno liaison committee secretary Datuk Azhar Ibrahim said they would not let the new state government off the hook.
“They are talking about competency, accountability and transparency. I have not heard of them saying anything about honouring the promises including abolishing the Sungai Nyior toll and RM6,000 payment for each Penangite.
“The next assembly sitting will be the best place for us to demand that they tell the people whether they will fulfil their election promises,” he said in an interview at his service centre in Penaga, Kepala Batas, yesterday.
Azhar said if they failed to do so, Umno would brand them as a bunch of liars who had duped the people to vote for them.
He said PKR leaders were using mosques and suraus to promote their political ideologies and accusing the previous state government of corruption.
“They are now in power and should focus on ways to develop the state and help the people.
“Instead, they are still in their old mindset as an Opposition party smearing the image of Umno leaders,” he said.
Azhar said if they have proof that Umno leaders were corrupt, they should lodge reports with the Anti-Corruption Agency or the police.
To date, he said none of them had done so.
On claims by certain Umno leaders that the party in Penang had not carried out any post mortem on the Barisan Nasional defeat in the elections, Azhar said each division had submitted their post mortem reports directly to the Umno supreme council.
He said the state liaison committee did not carry out any post mortem as it would overlap the ones submitted by the divisions.