RM 100 for All Senior Citizens in Penang

Posted: March 16, 2010 in Ageing, Anak Bangsa Malaysia, DAP, Lim Guan Eng, Malaysia, Malaysian Politics, Pakatan Rakyat, UMNO
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I picked up this good news from Susan’s Blog. It seems All Senior Citizens in Penang will get RM100 posted to their home address after 21st of this month.  This is great news. Well done Guan Eng, you are doing well in spite of all the shit UMNO and its goons have been stirring since March 2008.

This is the best news for all Penangites and we thank you for taking your own initiative to come out with this “RM 100 Senior Citizens Appreciation Program.”  RM100 is no big deal and its not much in this present times but  it’s the thought that matters and a savvy way to really look into the demographics. Guan Eng should now also look into the needs and create more facilities for the older generation, the blind, the handicaped and the disabled.

Certainly this will go a long way and Guan Eng and his team are certainly on the right track. At this rate the Barisan National will be hard press to match the Pakatan Rakyat government in Penang.  Keep the momentum going as Guan Eng & Gang are seriously giving the BN a run for their money.

Here is the letter by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng…..

Dear Sir/ Mdm,

Penang Senior Citizens Appreciation Program of RM100 Annually

As a people-centric government, the Penang Pakatan Rakyat (PR) State government continually endeavours to listen to the people, do the people’s work and give hope to all. A people-centric government can be achieved through 3Es-to enable, empower and enrich the people.

  • Enable the people with the skills, knowledge and education to provide equal opportunity for all to create wealth.
  • Empower the people with fundamental rights, basic freedom and responsibilities with full observance for the rule of law.
  • Enrich the people by sharing wealth and economic benefits to persue socio-economic justice.

For the first time in Penang’s history, senior citizens above 60 years old residing in Penang shall receive RM100 annually. This is a symbolic gift from the Penang PR State government to all senior citizens for their contributions and efforts that have allowed Penang to enjoy its success today whether in the field of socio-economy or unity in diversity amongst our plural society.

The Penang PR state government can afford to do so as we have been rigorously adopting a prudent budget, strict savings and good governance based on CAT- Competency, Accountability and Transparency. CAT governance has gained recognition from international bodies such as Transparency International that praised a state government in Malaysia for the first time ever. The 2008 Auditor-General’s report also praised the success of the Penang PR State Government in turning around a projected 2008 Budget deficit of RM35 million to a record surplus of RM88 million and a projected 2009 Budget deficit of RM40 million to a surplus of RM77 million.

We regret that our political opponents have tried to sabotage this RM 100 cash appreciation program by describing giving money to senior citizens as an act of bribery and corruption. However we shall continue with this program and are prepared to face any investigation or action by the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Agency(MACC).

The RM100 cash appreciation to the senior citizens continues the Penang PR government’s tradition of giving to the people such as the RM100 water rebates to the nearly 170,000 low-income families in 2008-2009. Lest you think that you will be forgotten when you grow old- Remember that so long as Penang PR government exists, you will always be in our heart!

God Bless You!

Yours faithfully,

Lim Guan Eng ,Penang Chief Minister

  1. Victor Ong says:

    It’s good to discover your blog and I will be sure to regularly visit it. Mine’s at helpvictor.blogspot.com
    All the very best of life in Penang!


  2. Yeoh Leei Eng Hock says:

    To: Chua Soi Lek
    From: Yeoh Leei Eng Hock
    Agenda: Please bring MCA to Sarawak to save the good people from organised chinese criminals.
    Subject: Ever since there were Chinese people on this earth there were gangsters who enforce their rules by an iron fist in the criminal business world.They made their fortunes from prostituition,gambling,illegal 4 Digits,loan sharking, smuggling,psychotropic drugs and others.By and large they do not touch the law abiding common people.
    In Sarawak it is totally different.They collect one ringgit frpm every tray of egg that the people consumed.They collected 50 cents from every gas tank that the populace used in their house.The victims can be a single mother with five kids or a poor mountain man.The gangsters do not show any mercy.All the old homeless people collecting scraps from the dustbins have to sell their materials to these gangsters at half price.If any of these people shows any resistence molotov cocktails would be thrown at either their million dollar house or card board shacks.They show no fear,favor or mercy to anybody other than their own big bosses.
    I have been to chinatowns around the world.There is no group of chinese gangsters that terrorise their own people in the same ways.
    Only a evil chinese emperor will tax their own chinese population in those methods. We, Chinese in Sarawak are in the hands of an evil chineses.
    Come and save us.,


  3. Though I am not a Penangnite I felt good as a Malaysian that a small state does think about its citizen. Anyway the Selangor Govt. is also thoughtful in absorbing a small part of our our water bills. In my 61 years of life in this beloved country , the Goverment has NEVER being challenge and always only took care of its people within its camp and take everything for granted.


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