Friday, July 25, 2008

Take a pay cut, Guan Eng and exco members told - The Star

GEORGE TOWN: Jul 25, 2008

Take a 10% pay cut if Pakatan Rakyat is serious about helping the rakyat –that is the message Datuk Roslan Saidin (BN – Pinang Tunggal) has for Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

He said the money could then be used to lighten the people’s burden.

“Lim and all his state executive council members should take a pay cut instead of harping about their CAT (competency, accountability and transparency) philosophy.

“The state has been talking about travelling economy class and all but what is it really doing for the people?

“The state is playing politics just for publicity’s sake when it should be concentrating on improving the lives of the people,” he said.

Roslan, who was debating a motion of thanks on the Yang di-Pertua Negri’s speech, later challenged Deputy Chief Minister (I) Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin to come up with a blueprint ensuring development for bumiputras.

“Tell us what social, economic and educational development you are going to bring for the Malays who cannot even afford low-cost housing?” he asked.

At this point, A. Thanasekaran (DAP – Bagan Dalam) interjected, saying that housing problems were not confined to one race.

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