Thursday, August 21, 2008

Is Lee Chong Wei Being Manipulated By BN?

From The Star Online
Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei has clearly been "manipulated" by the Barisan Nasional when he agreed to receive his RM300,000 cheque in Permatang Pauh.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said there was no need to send Lee back to Permatang Pauh using an airplane provided by the Defence Ministry and landing at an air force base for the purpose of the Permatang Pauh by-election campaign.


"In fact, I understand that he's back here today. Why can't the cheque presentation take place in Kuala Lumpur? "It's quite clear that he's been manipulated and Barisan is using the ceremony to their advantage for the campaign."

Similarly, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has also been using the ministry's facilities in his campaign by flying to Penang.
"The use of the Defence Ministry's facilities for the by-election is improper, a form of abuse and a waste of public funds," he told reporters Thursday at the Parliament lobby here.

Lim said on the contrary, neither he nor any other DAP members use their official state cars when they go campaigning. "We drive our own private cars. This should be the way. Clearly, Barisan has not learnt its lesson from the March 8 general election," he said.

The badminton player received the cheque from Najib in a ceremony in Butterworth on Wednesday night.
He also received RM3,000 being the pension reward the Government had promised for the feat. The payments which begin next month are for life.

Lim said Najib should differentiate between private political interest and his government posts.

Asked about the conferment by Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas of the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN) award on Lee on Aug 30, which carries the title "Datuk", Lim said the ceremony would take place after the polling date in Permatang Pauh.
"This is because we don't want to be seen as taking advantage of him," he said.
***** Waah! Chong Wei terbang in Mindef plane and landed at an air force base brudder! I wonder if this is the manner in which future medalists of international sports competitions will be treated? Or will this privilege only be accorded during certain by-elections?
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4 Comments:

Anonymous SM said...

First off Congrats to LCW for his Silver Medal win. Despite the fact that Lin Dan made him look like an amateur in the Final, I guess beggars can't be choosers & we don't have anyone in the Malaysian Contigent that comes close to winning a medal. Most of them are Tourists to Beijing, paid by us Malaysian Tax Payers. We are good at sending Toursists...we even sent one to Space & then gave him a Datukship!
Secondly, LCW is not a baby, he can't be manipulated unless he is willing to be manipulated.
RM300,000 + RM3,000 per month for the rest of his life & a Datukship...I figure that's "justification" enough!

7:51 PM GMT+8  
Blogger CHee XtheMan said...

He have been kidnapped by Umno !! Forced to support BN, acting like a puppet !! I am so soryy to him !!

BN, Sorry, the 300k + 3k per month are rakyat monies.

8:37 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you must be kidding.

najib differentiating between private and public. gosh, he thinks the country belongs to him. see how commissions are paid for the defence deals!

11:43 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking about wasting rakyat's money and productivity . DAP led govt declared today is a public holiday.

5:31 PM GMT+8  

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