Sunday, March 24, 2013

GE13: Thousands gather to express support for Penang BN

GEORGE TOWN: Thousands joined a "Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu" (United People's Gathering) at Padang Kota Lama here on Sunday to express their support for Barisan Nasional (BN).
The programme, organised by Sekretariat Rakyat Bersatu Pulau Pinang, began at 5pm and was attended by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop.
Penang Barisan chairman Teng Chang Yeow, state Umno Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman and state MIC deputy chairman L. Krishnan addressed the two-hour gathering.
They raised several issues, including low-cost houses, traffic congestion, the proposed construction of the undersea tunnel and alleged failure of the Penang DAP to fulfil pledges in its 2008 election manifesto.
Teng said that Penang Barisan was ready to take over the state administration and had drawn up a New Economic Plan as well as various other development programmes.
He said the Penang Barisan pledged to abolish toll imposed on motorcycles at the Penang Bridge if it was given the mandate to administer the state.
Teng told reporters later that the presence of the large crowd showed that the people were prepared to support Barisan in the next general election. 

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