GEORGE TOWN, Nov 29, 2015:

The DAP is only willing to work with parties that practice clean governance which seek to serve the rakyat and not its own benefit.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said this in his speech during the 2015 Penang State Ordinary Convention here, today where he also welcomed a member from the newly formed Parti Amanah Negara (PAN).

The Penang chief minister said that DAP is not a party that practiced corruption and does not do anything that is detrimental to the country.

Lim said that the party, which which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary, has stood the test of time with sacrifices from past and present leaders.

“We faced ferocious attacks and lies by our political opponents and the BN-controlled media seeking to destroy not only our party but also our government.

“Never is there such intense media scrutiny with a record number of outstation media present today.

“Together under first Pakatan Rakyat, then under Pakatan Harapan, we have shown a model of governance that is superior to BN.”

He said that Malaysia has emulated the good governance of Penang to deliver a clean, green, safe and healthy Malaysia that is free from corruption, free from discrimination based on racist chauvinism and extremism, free from abuses of power and injustices as welt as free from economic stagnation.

Lim also went on to repeat the reclamation issue by saying that the Penang state government has been blamed for approving 60 acres of reclaimed land and that it had overlooked public interest.

“There are those who claim that by approving 60 acres of reclaimed land, we no longer defend public interest, conveniently overlooking and forgiving BN for approving 3,241 acres of reclaimed land.

“In their haste to attack us, they fail to mention how much the Penang people were cheated when BN approved some of the reclaimed land for as low as RM1 (just like how) when (Penang founder) Francis Light first landed in Penang.”

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