Transforming Penang By Building A Future For Our Youths And Building Our Youths For The Future

By Lim Guan Eng | 12 August, 2011
Speech at Foreign Correspondents Club, Singapore

Ladies and gentlemen thank you very much for inviting me here to speak. I come here as the Chief Minister of Penang, one of four states led by Pakatan Rakyat or the People’s Pact, the opposition coalition in Malaysia. I am from the Democratic Action Party, one of three coalition partners. I am extremely proud to be given the opportunity to govern the beautiful vibrant state of Penang and delighted to have the opportunity to speak to you. I hope by the end of my remarks you will consider coming to visit and invest in Penang, as it continues to be an attractive location for business and pleasure alike.

It is wonderful to be in Singapore. We have so much in common; shared history and people. Our bonds are deeply intertwined, culturally, politically and economically. I would like to highlight some of our common features. We are both small states that have punched above our weight economically through the hard work and creativity of our people. We have both been successes despite our size and obstacles we share. Today, more than 25% Malaysia’s exports in terms of value and volume come from Penang – more than half of the country’s electronics are produced there – and we are among the top tourist destinations in Malaysia with a record numbers of visitors. Like Singapore, we appreciate the importance of planning, a favorable market environment for investors and fiscal responsibility. We both have worked hard to put ourselves on the map internationally, and done so successfully.

We both know that in order to progress, we need to adapt and transform. I have long admired Singapore’s adaptability, how it has managed to respond to financial crises such as those in 2003 and 2008 and continues to be a role model for promoting economic growth in Southeast Asia. I am also deeply interested in the reforms that Singapore will introduce to address the social concerns that were brought to light in the recent May election, as the challenges Singapore faces in addressing inequalities and promoting integration are common across the region. I am looking forward to learning more from Singapore and deepening ties here.

Penang has recently rebranded itself as a location of choice for investors and destination of choice for tourists. We are one of the top 3 tourist destinations in Malaysia. We are the top investment state in Malaysia in 2010 drawing investments from all over including Singapore. Penang contributes towards 36% of Malaysia’s FDI despite having only 6% of the country’s population.

There are 7 key factors that account for our success as a location of choice for investors:-

1. Ready availability of human talent;

2. Effective and efficient supply chain management

3. Competent and reliable logistics and communications hub

4. Strong Intellectual Property protection

5. Good, non-corrupt, governance and effective leadership

6. Building creativity and innovation in science and technology, and

7. Livable and safe city environment

For these reasons, in our quest to be the smartshop of the Software Valley knowledge-based economy, we are mindful of being a livable city and creating a vibrant urban environment. ECA International listed Penang as the most livable city in Malaysia on par with KL. Penang is world-famous for our street food and CNN recently placed our Penang asam laksa as the 7th best food in the world. KPMG International listed us as one of 30 global Business Process Outsourcing Centre for the future. We are proudly a UNESCO World Heritage City for our outstanding universal value of cultural diversity and living heritage.

But what then for the future. As I thought about my trip to Singapore, I realized it was important to highlight the need for adaptation, to adjust to new circumstances. Events over the last week in the market place highlight how vulnerable we are to sudden changes in economic fortunes and developments in the global economy. To survive and thrive, we need to adapt. Singapore did this in 2003, more recently after the 2008 financial crisis and continues to do so in response to the uncertain evolving global economy.

We believe that in order to be sustainable and thrive it is necessary to balance economic growth with greater equitable development for all. We know Penang must find its own niche as an international and intelligent city. Branding for Penang is important that is synonymous with quality, reliability, safety, sustainability and integrity. Equally important is social cohesion and inclusion towards a shared society that allows democratic participation, respect for diversity and individual dignity, equal opportunity and prohibition of discrimination. But most crucial of all is equal opportunities for the young and talented to grow and fulfill their potential.

A Changed World:

Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to take the marker of 2003 as a shared one to begin the discussion, over eight years ago. For Singapore this was a difficult year, one in which SARS and the region slowdown acutely affected your economy and brought home some of the vulnerabilities of the closer global links with China and the slowdown of the US economy. This year was also significant in Malaysia, in that it marked the year which former premier Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed stepped down from office. New leaders have come into office since then, with new ideas. I am part of the new generation of leaders. We share an appreciation of the need to reform and adapt. Gone are the days when hardware – new HDB flats, new roads and clinics – can satisfactorily meet the needs of our people. We face the common task of bringing the more difficult software to our citizens, the tangible but intangible concerns with quality of life, while simultaneously strengthening institutions to bring about these changes.

This brings me to the first main point about today’s changing world – the advent of crisis. In our region we have now seen two major financial crises and a series of natural disasters, most recently illustrated by the tragic March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We do not yet know the impact of the developments in the financial markets over the last week. It has now become normal to expect the unknown. None of us are fully ready for a crisis, but we have learnt that we have to put in place conditions to be prepared. We need to plan for uncertainty.

In Penang I have adopted measures to help Penang be prepared for the unknown within the confines that a chief minister can implement. We have improved the state’s financial position with three years of consecutive record surpluses and rescuing a local town council, that lost RM230 million, from bankruptcy. I believe strongly in financial responsibility. A financial base is not enough, however. It is vital to strengthen the political institutions. Professionalising the civil service, establishing some of the institutions of civil society such as setting up the first Speaker’s Corner in Malaysia and enacting the Freedom of Information Act. This new model of governance – that is tied to a recognition of the need to think toward the future – is a vital step not only today, but for than rainy day when conditions change. If anything we have learnt in the past decade or so is that change is inevitable, and we must be as ready as we can to face the new horizon.

Part of today’s changing world involves a need to forge links and networks regionally including China. We must give recognition of our special relationship with these countries including Singapore where we are bonded by blood, tested by time and driven by shared values of excellence, competitiveness and integrity. From early on, as part of the Straits Settlements, Singapore and Penang have shared strong bonds. Many a Penangite has migrated to or works Singapore, and many a Singaporean visits Penang. The nearly 20 flights daily to and fro between our two islands are full.

Thirdly we should never put our eggs in one basket we need to diversify. Despite our close linkages with our traditional investors in electronic industry from Japan, Europe and US, we are deeply engaged in working with China and India as well as our regional neighbors Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand as well. The focus is not just on investment, but broadening tourism and cultural exchanges.

Our MYPenang campaign featured in June-July in Dhoby Ghaut illustrated graphically common historical and personal ties. It highlighted the many tourist attractions of our state. This initiative, along with our other outreach efforts, reflects a rebranding of our state, one in which we inspire those who have not visited Penang for many years to return or come for the first time. I cannot emphasize enough that we are indeed a new Penang, and aim to strengthen our international profile in this every changing global context.

The global changes in the world are not also taking place within in Asia. In the last six months we have seen what scholars are already labeling the fourth wave of democracy, the powerful political revolutions that others have labeled the Arab spring in the Middle East. From Tahril Square in Cairo to the more disturbing recent confrontations in Syria and Yemen, the demands for political change highlight the fact that people want fairer better political systems. Even in Singapore the call for change had greater resonance in May. This brings me to the fourth point; the need to anchor what we do in our people – to be people-centric. Everything we do as leaders should be driven by a desire to serve the people. In the Middle East and elsewhere, corruption, greed and self-interest have eroded public confidence and destroyed public faith in leadership. Political institutions from the judiciary to the police have been weakened by vested interests aiming to protect the few, the elite, rather than the people at large. The lessons from the Middle East are clear – that elites that do not serve the people and are more interested in power and their own pocket book will be opposed. Malaysia’s contemporary Bersih movement draws from many of the same concerns in today’s Middle East. We want stronger political institutions, fairer opportunities for all and clean government. Penang’s mantra from the day I took office has been the same – absolutely no corruption. None. The large investments in Penang for infrastructure is by open tender, committed to good governance, and open to all. Penang is proud to be the only state in Malaysian history to be praised by Transparency International. We must create opportunities for everyone. The people must be served by having a government that protects their interests, rather than one that is self-interested.

My final point though obvious is crucial for small states dependent on the world economy like Penang, the need to effectively manage globalization. Rising oil prices and rising incomes in China have contributed to inflationary pressures that are being felt throughout Asia. Partisan politicking in the US and an unwillingness to make tough decisions on the Euro debt crisis in Europe are now having their affects. It is thus our responsibility as leaders to minimize these negative effects on our people.

Changing the World:

I am a young leader in this new challenging and changing world. Our success as today’s leaders will be judged by how we transform our countries and use our most important resource to develop – our people. To use an economic analogy, our success depends on our people moving up the value chain, a context where the needs – physical and psychological – our people are being met and maximized. This brings me to the second section of my remarks, the steps needed to change the world, our world here in Asia, but especially my world in Penang and Malaysia.

In this day and age where financial interest and materialism is a driver in the economy, and alas sadly sometimes for others in politics, I cannot emphasis enough the need to have a moral core and set of ideals that guide our action in government. Malaysia’s opposition of Pakatan Rakyat– whether it is my party the Democratic Action Party, the Islamic Party of Malaysia, PAS, or Anwar Ibrahim’s party Parti Keadilan Rakyat – is guided by a set of common ideals – broader democracy, fairness, human dignity, hard work and mutual respect. We are bound together by a shared goal, to make Malaysia a stronger and fairer nation for all of our citizens of every community and background. I am very proud to be a Malaysian, and everything I do is directed at making our country stronger and better. I have personally witnessed the struggle of ordinary Malaysians to make ends meet in these difficult uncertain times and the hardship that some families endure. My own family comes from humble means and I understand daily challenges to find a uniform for your child, to provide the best education for your children, to know that you have enough income to provide for your loved ones, and importantly, to be able to live a life with dignity and security. When the politics in my country is full of personal attacks, many fabricated by newspapers that engage in storytelling of hatred, I draw strength from my knowledge that what I do is for Malaysia, for all Malaysians. I draw inspiration from the many people – across ethnic communities – who walked the streets last month in a call for Bersih, a cleaner electoral system and better Malaysia.

As a people-centric government, the most important goal is provide equal opportunities for all especially the opportunity for our children to realize their potential. Nothing can be sadder than to destroy the confidence of a child with obsolete and dangerous racist ideology that one’s child is never good enough and must be forever dependant on the tongkat or the wheelchair, and they will never be rewarded for their good performances no matter how deserving they are.

To attain peace Malaysians must stand united and reject those who wish to divide us by preaching racial and religious hatred. If we want to benefit from equal opportunities and realize our human potential we must stop extremists from continually degrading others as inferiors so as to uplift ourselves.

We can only achieve harmony together. Despite our differences and diversity, Malaysians can make our common aspirations of freedom, justice, democracy and truth come true if we remember key values.

That it is not who we are that is important, but what we are that is important; not the colour of our skin that is important but the content of our character; and not our past ancestry that is important but how we connect with the present and with each other to face the future.

We cannot be locked in the past and allow the past to close off possibilities of a better future. Ladies and gentlemen, here in Singapore, when the 2003 SARS crisis happened, you embraced a new future together. No matter the political differences in the recent May general elections, Singaporeans were unified in wanting a better country and a better future for Singaporeans. In 2008, in Penang and other Pakatan Rakyat-run governments, we also embraced the future and we continue to do so. Change is an ongoing process, one in which as leaders we must nurture. To be honest, sometimes it can be quite frustrating, and often I am overtired in my dedication to making results happens as soon as possible. We know that the time has come to leave behind policies that are not working and adopt new initiatives. We know that we cannot let the anguish and hurt of the past blind us to a new future. Our country is strong because of our ethnic and religious diversity, where all communities can practice their faith and know that they have a secure place in our nation’s future. We know that we have to embrace the young, and learn from the wisdom of the old.

Our Policy Direction

I wanted to take a moment to share with you some of the concrete policy frameworks we are adopting in Penang. This foreshadows some of the ideas in the forthcoming Penang Blueprint from 2011 to 2015. This blueprint was drafted by the state’s think tank Socio-Economic and Environmental Research Institute (to be renamed Penang Institute this year) and is the result of dialogues across the state. From the onset we have recognized the need to think of new innovative approaches and ideas to move Penang and Malaysia forward, and welcome further inputs. Allow me to share some of the core ideas in the forthcoming Penang Blueprint. We have grouped them under the “Rs”:

The first point I want to emphasize is “Reviving Penang’s Livability” by being sustainable. Penang is the first green state in Malaysia. In the past we have been known as the Pearl of the Orient, and our policies are framed around bringing back the luster of the past. We are a living heritage city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and we have been working to promote and enhance our heritage monuments. We know that livability is not just about the buildings and new land developments – and we have quite a few exciting property and commercial developments coming – but also about the maintaining the quality of the physical environment and affordable housing. In Penang we led Malaysia in the introduction of green initiatives such as the “no plastic bag campaign” and we are actively exploring housing programs for lower income and middle class residents. One of our most challenging policy areas has been improving traffic and transportation. We have offered more public transportation options, such as a free bus from the mainland for factory workers, and are exploring plans to diversify road transportation options. We also appreciate the cultural and psychological dimensions of livability, and have actively worked to encourage the arts and create open spaces. Last month we held a very successful Georgetown Festival of the arts highlighting dancing, film and cuisine. Artists know that Penang is a place where creativity is valued and showcased.

A parallel “R” is “Revitalizing the state’s business environment.”We are streamlining the process for permits and licenses to reduce the red tape. We have removed the biggest obstacle of all, the alleged payoff. We have created a special unit to support small and medium enterprises and upgrading infrastructure. A marker of the infrastructural upgrades is Penang’s new airport, where the substantial renovations are expected by next year that will allow for more flow of tourists and investors. Reducing costs to business and creating a working environment that is conducive to success is essential for the brighter future for Penang and Malaysia as a whole. Part of the revitalization process has been to invest in the city core of Georgetown, knowing that the synergies between the city and other parts of Penang are strong and extend outwards. The 2009 World Bank Report on Glocalization stressed that the city is an economic unit and as such can serve as a lynchpin in promoting multifaceted growth and development. We in Penang believe that building cities not only serves national development, it has important positive spillovers for the state as a whole.

Let me highlight a third “R” – Reclaiming Responsibilities. The state governments have been overshadowed in Malaysia by the federal government. There is a limited range of areas where I as a chief minister have jurisdiction. We are working to reclaim these responsibilities. We believe that decentralization of decisions and resources is absolutely necessary to effectively reach communities. As such, we are introducing social safety net policies such as our program for the elderly at the state level. We have also empowered and energized the local councils, and the results are obvious to any visitor. Penang is cleaner and safer. We know that as state leaders that the local is important, and that every citizen sees their government from their everyday experience. We are taking responsibility for what the constitution allows us to implement and building on our deeper knowledge of local conditions.

These ideas are part of a broader strategy of moving Malaysia out of what the World Bank has labeled the “middle-income” trap. Livability, economic revitalization and political decentralized with more efficient and fairer governance.

Steps toward Success

Yahoo Travel recently listed Penang as one of the 10 top islands in the world you must explore before you die. For those who have come to Penang we can all die happy.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I have shared with you some of contemporary Penang’s story, how we are going about transforming Penang in a changing world. We ask you to come to Penang, to see for yourself the success where we build the future for our youths as well as our youths for the future.”

  1. #1 by k1980 on Friday, 12 August 2011 - 5:38 pm

    To make housing more affordable for Penangites, all residential housing less than RM1 million should be off-limits for foreigners. The present limit of RM500,000 is way too low. I know of many talented Penangites who are forced to relocate to neighbouring states because of the high prices for houses here.

  2. #2 by Winston on Friday, 12 August 2011 - 6:43 pm

    Well done.
    Keep up the good work!

  3. #3 by cintanegara on Friday, 12 August 2011 - 9:26 pm

    // I come here as the Chief Minister of Penang,//LGE

    He seems to be very proud, of his position….What he probably doesn’t realize, is that his appointment as CM raises eyebrow amongst those who are highly qualified….. as many knew that it was a clear cut nepotism…other people achieve greatness only through an enormous amount of hard work over many years…Unlike many other prominent leaders, LGE got a special privilege to contest in Kota Melaka at a very young age (20s)….. People sometimes, wonder, Is DAP a family oriented party? Where else can we see dad, son and daughter in law contested in 3 different states?

    Nepotism can be demoralizing because it undercuts others’ hopes that hard work and accomplishment can lead to greater success.

  4. #4 by monsterball on Friday, 12 August 2011 - 9:28 pm

    Which father will not be proud to have a son like Lim Guan Eng who became CM of Penang with no political sting pulling and became one…being elected and the wishes of the voters.
    His speech shows his concern for Penang and his plans are nothing short of one who is out to serve and produce results for the benefit of all in Penang.
    This is the kind of leaders that the government fear most…intelligent..independent and from day one elected…work for the people.

  5. #5 by drngsc on Friday, 12 August 2011 - 10:36 pm

    Hi cintanegara,
    I suppose you are also refering to Najib Tun Razak, and Hishammudin Hussein Onn, Mahathir and Mufiz, Badawi and Khairy, Liong Sek senior and Ling junior and Chua Soi Lek senior and Chua junior? Shall I go on?

    Can you please ask Najib Tun Razak to submit himself to a public election and see if the nation wants him?

  6. #6 by drngsc on Friday, 12 August 2011 - 10:38 pm

    I forgot,

    We need to change the tenant at Putrajaya, and GE 13 is our best chance

  7. #7 by Pendatang to USA on Friday, 12 August 2011 - 11:10 pm

    You can nitpick at LGE’s speech. He should have used we instead of I, for example. or not mention that he is the CM of Penang. But the truth of the matter is that, based on the articles written and speaking with my buddies living in PG, all have indicated PG as a success story under his leadership. I do not know LGE personally but I do know that PG residents I have talked to find him to be a very simple, humble person. Further, are you willing to go to jail to fight for the rights of a little girl that does not share the same ethnicity as you, that was ALLEGEDLY raped by some powers that be? Until someone is willing to do what LGE has done in this matter, he or she should get off the moral highground and give this guy some well earned respect. I have no business with LGE but I certainly do respect what he has done in the past.

  8. #8 by country for good malaysian on Friday, 12 August 2011 - 11:13 pm

    It is very important that LGE is proud of his position and maintain it with the highest dignity and integrity. Frankly, this is the easy part.
    What is most crucial and important is to serve the Rakyat. Always remember to take care of the Rakyat with utmost honesty and sincerity. Although this can be frustrating at times, if not most of the times, I believe the rewards will be sweet at the end of the day. With perseverance and creativity I am very sure Penang will be a success story for the coming generations.
    Bravo LGE, bravo Pakatan Rakyat.
    Remember…… no to corruption; uphold integrity; honesty; transparency and accountability. Last but not least, love the Rakyat. Feel for the Rakyat and Embrace the Rakyat.

  9. #9 by waterfrontcoolie on Friday, 12 August 2011 - 11:24 pm

    It my hope that the other States under PR also start to plan ahead. With concrete results, those in BN can not pretend not to see. In fact, what they think is not important but let the raayat see the changes! In spite of all the rhetorics, BN has nothing to show expect PKFZ, unsinkable Subs; write-off of Sukhoi; abandoned double trackings; and what esle? Let BN blow themselves of the planet through all thir wantonness.

  10. #10 by novice101 on Saturday, 13 August 2011 - 1:24 am

    Isn’t he the Chief Minister of Penang? He is right to proclaim his pride or else he would be insulting the people of Penang!
    He has all the right to be proud of himself. If he is of no substance do you think the people of Malacca would have voted him as their MP for so many terms?

  11. #11 by limkamput on Saturday, 13 August 2011 - 1:25 am

    I agree with most of what you said except cleanliness and orderliness. Based on my observations, most food outlets are filthy, drains clogged up emitting stench that can knock you off and the traffic system is utterly chaotic. May be you need more time, but you better hurry. Enforce rules governing civic consciousness, cleanliness and traffic rules especially on illegal and haphazard parking more stringently like Singapore, I am sure the living condition will improve for all.

  12. #12 by trublumsian on Saturday, 13 August 2011 - 2:14 am

    concur w/ limkamput. made my first trip to penang last year, thumbs up on many fronts, definitely thumbs down on the traffic! city planning is not trivial (so start now) and hard choices have to be made when it comes to telling your constituents they can no longer do this do that or they have to be physically moved to make way for street realignments. singapore did that n it’s a pleasure to walk on their streets. on a cool day that is.

    and cleanliness, it’s a mindset thing. it almost always has to start with edict and enforcement, the realization will set in eventually.

    and to cintanegara the fake! apparently meritocracy is an alien concept to you and your likes. your ingrained sense of entitlement has made you incapable to tell all the wrongs from one right, made you lazy, bitter, hopeless (admit it!), and just small. go away and wither into dust you piece of tihs!

  13. #13 by yhsiew on Saturday, 13 August 2011 - 6:08 am

    Guan Eng,

    Continue to make Penang a model state and the first state to escape the “middle income” trap.

  14. #14 by Taikohtai on Saturday, 13 August 2011 - 7:01 am

    When criticising or praising LGE, I think we should also bear in mind how he compares with the other CMs in Malaysia and also, his predecessors. LGE has done well, very well. Yes, I do miss my Penang Assam Laksa but not for too long :).

  15. #15 by Loh on Saturday, 13 August 2011 - 7:51 am

    A person can either name his position and realizes that he carries the responsibility the position entails, or he can project the power that the position holds and the corrupt practices he can perpetrate. To people who thinks only about position and power to do wrong, if ever he gets into it, he cannot be very proud of his position.

  16. #16 by cemerlang on Saturday, 13 August 2011 - 9:18 am

    Pulau Pinang can compete with Singapore because going back into history it was one of the ports of call when the ships came a calling. But because it is in Malaysia, a country with more land, it does not look so because it has to share with other states even though under another political party. Cleanliness wise, Penang is no where near Singapore which is sterile. So to speak.

  17. #17 by dagen on Saturday, 13 August 2011 - 9:25 am

    Yes. Its time for the state to reach out, to reach further. People of penang, including malays (except some mamaks and that is ironical) must show umno that they are not fearful of competition and globalisation. Keeping up the good effort can only mean one thing. The economic magnet of the country would move north. In the long term this could be-base umno’s position – assuming that umno somehow managed to survive GE13.

    Encourage hightech manufacturers in the state to establish academic and research connections with USM. This will turn USM into a research based university. We need more phd people in science and technology (not just in religious studies) in order to leap higher. Do tie-ups with world renowned universities like NUS & HKU (in the region) and elsewhere.

    Good effort. Commendable results. Bravo!

  18. #18 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 13 August 2011 - 10:24 am

    When PR took over Penang, there were low-hanging fruits left by decades of abuses of BN to gain political mileage. Truth be told, the going get only tougher even as PR gain more experience and assets to manage the state. PR is actually helped by continue screw-up of UMNO/BN especially at the Federal level and the pathetic entrenchment of failed and hopeless leaders in UMNO/BN Penang.

    But PR Penang has an opportunity to forever change the future of this country, the very course of this nation if it leads in remarkable way. For that kind of remarkable achievement, it needs not assets although it helps and make it easier, it need breakthrough ideas, many of them AND it need to break free of the hindering Federal govt. If PR can capture Putrajaya, then Penang PR job will be much easier and one of its first priority is to set it up so that it is never ever dependent of Putrajaya even if BN takes over again although it will be unlikely a fallen BN can rise back anytime soon.

    If PR cannot capture Putrajaya, and that is the assumption PR Penang must undertake its plans, then it must rely on sheer brilliance, sheer attraction of the best from all over the country but also globally. Only through sheer brilliance, unparallel, not copying just from others, can PR Penang show the way of possibility for the rest of the country and forever change this country that UMNO/BN will fall eventually to..

  19. #19 by undertaker888 on Saturday, 13 August 2011 - 11:20 am

    That cinta-myfoot guy is jealous again. Typical of a NEP ketuanan ret@rds. Here’s a 5 rinngit bribe for you. Pi main jauh jauh.

  20. #20 by boh-liao on Saturday, 13 August 2011 - 12:02 pm

    “Transforming Penang By Building A Future For Our Youths And Building Our Youths For The Future” – Wow, apa itu? So cheem 1, we rakyat bad English, no faham 1 lah
    How 2 transform Pg? Many issues controlled NOT by d state but by d federal gomen
    Fed gomen always sabotaj state gomen mah
    Tax paid by Penangites n Pg companies 2 d fed gomen NOT used on Pg 1
    So, governor Eng n colleagues kena sabo n frust lor, somemore mamak there kacau
    But Sg loves Pg cos Pg supplies talents 2 Sg nonstop, incl Sg’s minister, doctors, scientists, etc: Majulah Penang n Majulah Singapura!

  21. #21 by boh-liao on Saturday, 13 August 2011 - 12:07 pm

    Governor Eng forgot 2 mention dat Pg EXPORT manpower n talents 2 all over d world
    Bet U almost every nonMalay family in Pg has at least 1 family member working overseas n earning foreign $$$

  22. #22 by dagen on Saturday, 13 August 2011 - 12:17 pm

    Oh dear did guan eng eat rambutans lately? Cintanegara is crying now.

    Come boy.

    Here have some rambuta… ooops (dropped them rambutans).

    Hey yoouuu .. look ……… out.

    Sharks. Squashed rambutans.

    Come boy. Hv a cup of freshly blended rambutans.

  23. #23 by monsterball on Saturday, 13 August 2011 - 2:27 pm

    And…..Koh Tsu Koon told his party members….what are they all complaining about him so much for?
    He said he build Penang Football Team as second to none for 5 years…as the President of the team.

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