‘Live’ Public Debate on Penang Government’s Proposed Undersea Tunnel

29 June 2016

Penang govt won’t say sorry for calling BN supporters ‘bodoh’

GEORGE TOWN: The DAP-led state government will not retract some harsh words used against Barisan Nasional supporters who attended yesterday’s public debate.
Speaking at a press conference today, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the administration would not retract the words used by state Public Works, Public Transportation and Utility Committee chairman Lim Hock Seng.
During the public debate on the Penang undersea tunnel and three highways project, the situation turned tense when Hock Seng failed to control his emotions and called BN supporters “bodoh”.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/06/155523/penang-govt-wont-say-sorry-calling-bn-supporters-bodoh

4h4 hours ago

Boisterous audience mars Penang DAP-Gerakan debate

GEORGE TOWN: The public debate between Gerakan and Penang DAP on Tuesday night descended into a din of thunderous shouts, jeers and boos because of an unruly crowd, made worse when state government debater Lim Hock Seng started berating them.

Kalau sudah kalah, cakap kalah! Jangan bising! (If you’ve lost, admit it! Don’t make noise!)” Lim shouted at the Gerakan side of the floor when it was his turn to pose a question 27 minutes into the debate.

He had a minute to pose his question to Gerakan debater Datuk Liang Teck Meng, but Lim spent it criticising the previous state government over past projects instead.

When moderator Lee Khai interjected and told him to ask his question, the main hall of the Penang Caring Society Complex reverberated with the bawling of Gerakan supporters to the extent that Lim could not be heard even through the public address system.

Lim, then obviously inflamed, continued to fan the politically-charged emotions of the Gerakan supporters with more incivilities including “hooligans”, “samseng” (gangsters), “bodoh” (stupid) and “Kalau tak tahu, diam!” (If you don’t know anything, keep quiet!).


Live. The great tunnel debate. Lim vs Liang via

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