Datuk Seri Najib Razak promised today 20,000 units of affordable housing and a monorail system for Penang if Barisan Nasional (BN) recaptures the state in the next general election.
The prime minister also promised more goodies for the island state — a major manufacturing and tourist hub that his BN coalition lost in Election 2008 to Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
“Not less than 20,000 units of affordable housing will be built in Penang,” Najib (picture) said in his opening address at the Promises Fulfilled Tour at Universiti Sains Malaysia here this morning.
He said the housing promise was unconditional, and proved BN was a government that cared for Penang.
Real estate prices in the land-strapped island state is among the highest nationwide, and its narrow roads are increasingly choked with cars due to a rise in population and disposable income.
“We know that traffic congestion is a major issue for Penang so if Penangites give to BN their trust again, we will resolve the traffic congestion problem by introducing a monorail system here,” he said.
Najib said Penang needs a monorail system to arrest the existing congestion problem.
He also promised more goodies for Penang but would only announce them at his next visit.
“I need to keep some of this good news for my next visit as I am sure to come here again,” the BN chairman said.
He expressed his confidence in BN to recapture the state especially under the leadership of Penang BN chief Teng Chang Yeow.
“Teng has successfully regained the confidence and spirit amongst BN members and returned the confidence of Penangites in BN,” Najib said
You have underestimated Penangites. We are well aware that we have every right to development funds unconditionally like any other states, we are among the biggest contributor state to the federal coffers, and most important, we will never succumb to threat. If the federal government refuses to fund the monorail, we just need to CHANGE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!
Datuk Seri Najib Razak promised today 20,000 units of affordable housing and a monorail system for Penang IF Barisan Nasional (BN) recaptures the state in the next general election.
Please read the statement carefully.
He said IF BN wins the next general election.
Is he the Prime Minister of Malaysia or Prime Minister of Barisan Nasional.
Are those not BN supporters not Malaysians?
Does this mean I don't have to pay income tax since I am not a BN supporter and the PM is not going to help me?
This man is no doubt the worst PM of Malaysia. We are really very unfortunate.
Let's work together and kick out this monkey.
Sceptics of the two-party system should see the wonders of having one in this country. If Pakatan is not strong and BN-UMNO is allowed to lord over the people, do you think Najib would dish out such goodies to the people of Penang?
This is the BN crap talk. With 50 years of Penang under BN, why didn't BN/Najib add another 100,000 units of low cost housing under Koh Tsu Koon or even Lim Chong Eu ? Even if Najib is sincere , he could have done it while Penang is under DAP and why now only dangle the carrot ?
Is Najib not the PM of all Malaysians or is he the PM of BN states only ? Sad to hear a PM of Malaysia talking to a section of Malaysians in Penang along this hook and bait line !!!
That is why we need a two-party system. I believe when Anwar is the PM of all Malaysians he will be more magnaminous by handing out development projects fairly to all states and cost much cheaper to implement.