Here’s a comment by blog reader madmonkey that I thought should be highlighted for discussion.
Came across some more (Tanjung Bunga Residents Association) TBRA-bashing in (a blog) and some kind but deluded soul was saying poor Anil has been taken in, has had the wool pulled over his eyes by this BN-loving, LGE-hating, self-serving ogre called TBRA…
To those who would believe TBRA has a secret anti-Pakatan Rakyat agenda, please go to their website. You will see that, in early 2007, TBRA had taken the former CM, KTK, to task, (alleging) he was responsible for the “sell-out of Penang”:
Public officials have been hounded by the Tanjong Bunga Residents’ Association (TBRA) to address this thoughtless and haphazard development. The State Government and MPPP have sent them from pillar to post without significant answers. The authorities have no plan, no vision…
TBRA has taken this to all the right people, namely the Chief Minister, and the President of MPPP, all to no avail. It appears that our public officials have neither the desire nor the power to reverse this devastating trend. Penang’s Chief Minister, who represents Tanjong Bunga, has let his constituency down and is moving on prematurely, leaving his home district in a mess. He owes Penang more than this as his legacy! When questions are asked, everybody points the finger to someone else, somewhere else, far away from anyone in high office whose job it is to take responsibility and do something to stop this egregious development.
You can check out the earlier postings in their website; see for yourself whether there is any iota of truth that their agenda is pro-BN.
Ask YB Liew and YB Teh, who contested in Tanjung Bunga for Parliament and State seats respectively, whether TBRA members, by and large, lobbied on their behalf.
It does TBRA a gross dis-service, to be tarnished and tarred like this. Truth be told, KTK owes his ouster in no small measure to the likes of TBRA.
I am not a member of TBRA; our paths have crossed due to the convergence of similar issues pertaining to haphazard development in Penang.
Thank you, Anil, and may the Force continue to be with you!