PETALING JAYA: MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has prolonged an invite to DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng to hitch him on a ferry trip to show to him that the boats haven’t utterly been put out to pasture.
“When he has the time, I would love him to hitch me on a ferry trip to show to Penangites that the companies haven’t ended.
“After a trip within the previous ferry, we’ll return with the newer and sooner boat service to point out him how a lot time will be saved,” he stated in a Fb submit on Sunday (Jan 10).
Dr Wee had defined in a Fb submit on Friday (Jan eight) that the Federal Authorities had provided the Penang state authorities a possibility to take over operations on a couple of previous ferries.
A well known Penang icon that connects George City on Penang island and Butterworth on the mainland, the state’s car-carrying ferry service ceased operations on Dec 31 and was changed with quick passenger-only ferries on Jan 1.
Nonetheless, the older ferries will likely be used to move bikes and bicycles, whereas drivers must drive between the mainland and island till automobile transporters are launched in July 2022.
The previous ferry service was discontinued in an effort to restructure and modernise the fleet to make it safer and to keep away from undesirable incidents and inconveniences.
Individually, Dr Wee stated he has but to obtain a solution from Lim relating to the delayed enlargement work on the Penang Worldwide Airport.
In his Fb submit on Friday, Dr Wee stated it was Lim who brought on the delay when he introduced that initiatives involving airports within the nation could be completed by way of Non-public Financing Initiative (PFI).
“He introduced this himself when debating Finances 2019 as finance minister,” he stated.
He stated his announcement affected works on the Penang airport, including that Lim had instructed Malaysian Airport Holdings Bhd to barter with Ultimate Property.
Dr Wee additionally revealed a picture of the letter from Ultimate to MAHB in his submit on Friday.
“It would not matter if he desires to keep away from the query,” he stated, taking a jab at Lim by saying that he could possibly be the “most supreme man to be chief minister of Penang once more.”