|May 11, 2008 20:25 PM|| |
Lim Confirms Umno Veteran Joining State Government
BUTTERWORTH, May 11 (Bernama) -- Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today confirmed that an Umno veteran leader had accepted the offer to serve in the state government.
He said the Umno veteran accepted the offer after he resigned from his post in Umno.
"We offered him to join the state government in the interest of the people.
"I will make an official announcement on this and will reveal the name of the Umno veteran at a suitable time," he told reporters after opening the Perai DAP service centre here.
Lim said the appointment letter had been forwarded to the Umno veteran who would join the state government soon, but he declined to disclose the post.
Asked whether there would a difference in the state administration after this, he said: "This is only the beginning.
"What's wrong with Umno working with the state governmeent when it is promoting CAT (competency, accountability dan transparency)?"
Lim said the state government was sincere in making the offer to the Umno veteran and it should be seen in a wider context, not just politics.