PENANG is number three in the country in terms of attracting investments last year.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the state attracted RM9.5bil in foreign investments up to October 2008.
He said the amount was double the figure of RM4.7bil recorded for the whole of 2007.
“We have already achieved such a good result in the 10 months. Hopefully we can exceed the RM10bil mark for the year as the figures for November and December have yet to be finalised,” he said in his speech during a media night dinner hosted by DAP Bukit Mertajam division on Friday night.
He said the good result would never be achieved without the hard work and co-operation from all the relevant parties.
He said the state would continue to work hard to lure foreign investments which would indirectly create more job opportunites for Penangites. (such as retrenchment in factory and 10% cut off from the salary? not to mention about shut down for few days due to the economic crisis)
For the new year, Lim said the state would focus on strengthening the economy, fighting crime, strengthening education and good governance based on the CAT (competency, accountability and transparency) policy.
Bukit Mertajam MP Chong Eng, in her speech, said the emergence of digital media had provided the public a different perspective and wider access to the latest news and information, including alternative news and views.
She said the media had played a significant role in DAP’s historic victory in the last general election.
(source: the star)
I couldn't agree more that this is a good news for Penangite. Sad news is there's no bonus for IRB fellas. Almost half of the country resource came from tax. Remember that!