Raja Bodek's promise to Indians - all hot air
;-) well, you judge from the following extracts (in italised gold highlights):
In 50 years of independence, this is the first time a chief minister has held a dialogue session with Indian NGOs and temple committees.
Let’s be fair – he wasn’t the CM for the last fifty years but the Gerakan Party provided the CM since 1969, though everyone knows the current Deputy CM Abdul Rashid Abdullah of UMNO is the de facto CM.
But it does prove that the Perikatan-Gerakan-BN, each in turn has been taking the poor Indians for granted, like vassals to be summoned to cast their votes for Sahib once every five years.
Dei, mama, auntie, aneh, aka, tambee and tangachee, time to flex your H-power - vote wisely.
However only NGOs, temple committees and local community leaders who are presumed as Barisan Nasional (BN) supporters were invited to the meeting.
Raja Bodek claimed: "I can ensure you that the state government will (do everything in) its power to address all issues pertaining to Indian affairs" yet he’s marginalising non-BN Indian supporters. Where's the sincerity?
"If Koh and his government are serious, he would have unveiled a blueprint by now on current and future plans to improve the standard of living of the Indian community," said a delegate.
Too right mate, Raja is all talk only. But then for you from the BN to say this, must surely reflect on the wisdom of your political allegiance.
Although delegates raised various questions touching on housing, temples, Tamil schools and economic opportunities, Koh could not produce any concrete plans to allay fears of continued hardship for those in the community.
Hahahahahahahhahahaha – what can be worse than the BN for Indians?
Answer = Raja Bodek for Indians.
... and it surely came to pass that a tsunami struck the Penang BN on 08 March 2008.
Also, with the advantage of hindsight, what does this say about Kampung Buah Pala and Gerakan-BN's culpability?
I hope the DAP will learn from Raja's bull, namely, to "... to develop and unveil a blueprint ... on current and future plans to improve the standard of living of the Indian community ... and implement that a.s.a.p."
Best to learn from other's mistake than your own.