Wednesday, 12 March 2008

PGCC's Fate In The Balance?

Patrick Lim on the right

Remember Patrick Lim whom the previous Prime Minister sarcastically referred to as "Patrick Badawi"? Who is a close buddy of Khairy Jamaludin? The Patrick Lim of the Trengganu Monsoon Cup fame? The Equine Capital director with a controlling interest? The developer of Pulau Duyong? The owner (actually the wife's is the owner) of a house in Perth where the Prime Minister once spent his holidays? The developer of the controversial Penang Global City Centre that would destroy a precious green lung in land-scarce Penang? The project was announced with considerable fanfare by the Prime Minister last year. When news broke out that Penang had fallen to the opposition, the developer and his partner went a-courting the new Chief Minister:

Flowers from the developer

"The developer had sent Guan Eng a bouquet yesterday, perked up with small DAP flags. It was the first to arrive at the CM’s office to congratulate Guan Eng on his “historic win” in the elections, according to the card attached.

Guan Eng expressed surprise over the gesture: “We can’t stop people from sending us bouquets.
'Before the elections, when our representatives want to meet them for dialogues, it was very hard. This is definitely a departure from their previous attitude'.” (From Malaysiakini)

Well, it looks like the project has not even been given approval by the relevant authorities in Penang. Malaysiakini has more.

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