THE funniest joke of the year: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng became a laughing stock after claiming to had never met an individual previously— but was all smiles for the photo op in that same person’s home!
For the first time in history, a political leader casually ‘catwalks’ his way into somebody’s bungalow house and taking pictures with the owner, but as the said photos went viral, he pretended not to know that owner in the first place.
Even the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is known to always share a selfie or two with common folks and share them online, is proud to reveal he is always welcomed into the homes of the rakyat.
In fact, DAP secretary-general, who is now in a lather after being caught up in a property scandal in the island, claims he doesn’t know the owner and said that meeting people from all walks of life every day makes him forget people easily.
Who does he think he’s fooling? Everybody knows the photos were captured not in official programmes organized by the state government or certain political parties but Guan Eng still chose to blame the mainstream media for revealing the photos.
The incident prompted social activist Datuk Huan Cheng Guan to urge Guan Eng to explain to the people about the real purpose of being in the businessman’s house linked to the corruption case of the heavily controversial Penang undersea tunnel project.
The Love Malaysia Party (PCM) vice president said Guan Eng’s involvement with Datuk Seri Gnanaraja Gnanasundram at a location that was characterized as quite personal; not in an official engagement or a streetside location– as being very odd!
According to him, the photo of Guan Eng with the individual also shows they are familiar with each other, thus questioning the topics that both of them discussed during the unique meeting.
“This raises the question of the role of the businessman in Penang and does he have any important business dealings in the state?” questioned Cheng Guan to reporters in George Town yesterday.
Gnanaraja was previously remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after being charged with receiving RM19 million from the developer of the undersea tunnel project to ‘clear the footsteps’ of the investigation of the mega case.
In early March, the MACC had frozen four accounts amounting to RM3.6 million and seized several luxury vehicles valued at about RM1.3 million owned by Gnanaraja who is also the owner of the Yayasan Malaysia Ventures Entrepreneur.
Elaborating further, Cheng Guan added that Guan Eng could no longer hide because as the leader of the state government, he should clarify the truth to Penang residents instead of making weak excuses and arguments.
Ironically, Guan Eng through a statement once claimed that as the leader of the community, it is an absolutely common practice for politicians to take photos with the people and face difficulty in recognizing or recalling every photo that has been taken.-MYNEWSHUB.CC/SK