BUTTERWORTH, March 23- The decline of investment inflows to Penang last year clearly shows that the DAP-led state government does not have the experience to run a state, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop said today.
He said the failure of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to maintain the state’s record of luring highest investment, proved that the state government leaders did not have holistic mindset and planning.
“I think the maturity to run a state or a country comes with experience. We (Barisan Nasional) have 55 years of experience and it is still not easy. We have dealt with various crises along the way. It is from that experience, that we grow and mature,” he told reporters after opening the ‘Jom Sihat Bersama Keluarga’ programme at Bagan Jaya People’s Housing Project here.
Last Thursday, Penang Gerakan vice-chairman Ong Thean Lye revealed that the investment inflows to Penang plunged by 73 percent last year to RM2.47 billion from RM9.11 billion recorded in 2011.
Hence, Nor Mohamed said it was important for the people in the state to pledge their support for BN. “If the BN regains power in Penang, we will take the state to a greater height. If we want our children and grandchildren to have a comfortable life, we have no choice but to support BN. Only BN can do it because we have the skills, experiences and able to think outside the box,” he added.