Two BFM Radio interviews

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This is that controversial BFM Radio interview with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

And this is another BFM radio interview with Penang Forum’s Khoo Salma Nasution and Professor Rajah Rasiah:

What is that RM70bn figure all about – or maybe more? I thought the exorbitant infrastructure cost would be RM46bn….

Anyway, there are better, cheaper, faster alternatives out there. For a start, why is taking so long to upgrade the ferries and improve the last-mile connectivity for the buses? Why this fixation with mega projects?

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tunglang
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Five reasons why the PTMP is a white elephant masterplan https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/473078 1) Questionable high population density projections of 367,379 in the year 2030! Hello, Penangites. How many babies can you make in 11 years with early lights out at night? 2) Cost of PIL1 – the projected cost of RM 9.6 billion will make it one of the most expensive transport infrastructures in Malaysia (history). 7.5 times higher relative to revised price tag of ECRL! (see chart for more eye-popping cost per km comparison) Dear PM. Did the Finance Minister (ex-Penang CM) caution you? 3) Artificially inflated benefits of LRT… Read more »

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tunglang

The Niao Kong Legacy continues to this day of Malaysia Baru, albeit under another CM! = Arrogant, ill-prepared to face tough questions, play of words, change of mind & lulus bola. NB: Already incapable of facing the angry NGOs & concerned Penangites, how to face the intrusive media? Just ask some Chinese media for past ‘bad’ experiences with Niao Kong. = Oh yes, fixated tangoing with developers for funding thro’ questionable swap deals (of unanswerable cost-to-benefit ratio) at the mercy of greedy-not-enough developers. Where art thy vision for Penang (after 11 yrs of Cosmopolitan Penang > CoastMudPolitan Gurney Drive)? Oh… Read more »

Wei
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Wei

chinese media = timber tycoon = BN crony = MCA member = BN attack d… enough said…hehe

tunglang
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tunglang

The truth is Niao Kong has bad temper, poor PR skills & low EQ!
Preaching freedom of press to BN was an irony in practice! Cakap tak serupa bikin!
Can’t take the heat, then don’t try harder but behave as a kia-su-kia-lang-kong politician!

Wei
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Wei

don’t worry…got freedom to kau beh kau bo….hehe

Jordan
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Jordan

BFM should have asked Chow if he is aware that Penangites have high affinity for personal cars and are adverse to public transportation.

V Ramesh
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V Ramesh

I agree. You cannot take the car away from a Penangite. For that LRT will not appeal to them!

Shriek
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Ask pg ngos. It was same with Aussie greens. They talk about implementing electric cars but they are driving gasoline cars.

Shriek
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What happen to the poor? A great divide. Poor and ah peks public transport

Wei
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Wei

nah…should ask NGOs instead….hehe

Tamilvechi
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Tamilvechi

Penang folks prefer to drive to be in control.
Public transport can never appeal to them.
Chow does not get it?

Shriek
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How to appeal when rush with banglas Nepali, sweepers, factory workers. Further only standing room and have to share the breath they breathe.

Wei
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Wei

hehe…you think elite like award winning Publisher loaded third gen Salma Khoo and International BANKER Lim Mah hui are going to get up close and personal with the Bangla…

Milk Tea
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Milk Tea

Upgrading things got no benefits, they prefer building(reclamation, high-end condos). 70 billion should be distributed evenly to all Penangites to combat the rising cost of living.

Wei
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Wei

after finish off the 70 billion free money then another 70 billion free money for lifestyle expenses…gelakan? so gelakan says parasitic hand out culture must continue…hehe

Milk Tea
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Milk Tea

I don’t support Gerakan but will pick them anytime over Developer Arrogant Party (DAP). If 70 bn is gonna go to waste like that (I don’t see any benefits), why not hand it straight to the people.

Shriek
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Of course you forget C E lim asked his relative arch in sing to design komtar. Why gilakan built so high tower and where gilakan gomen get money. Pity those bechah riders. Livelihood destroyed.

Shriek
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You don’t see everything. You close eyes and minds.

Shriek
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You want to upgrade road by extending to the front doors and take away the footpath and front porch.

tunglang
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tunglang

Plainly, CM Chow couldn’t & was reluctant to answer the question of ROI from the Rm46bn costs of financing this Monster. Anger management lacking?

Penang Waterfall Ranger
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Penang Waterfall Ranger

CM Chow cracked under pressure?

Arusawan
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Arusawan

A most adversarial interview style, the sense of which doesn’t quite get captured in a transcript. Listening on-air, it ‘felt’ a lot like ambush by not letting the interviewee complete answers. I felt for Chow. KS Chuang was ‘biting n not letting go’. Not sure if you can call aggression and rudeness a good interview technique ;there is always room for courtesy, even Najib got better from a Maryann Jolly. Ever seen such on BBC Hardtalk?

V Ramesh
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V Ramesh

Chow can seek help from Gobind to get a slot on RTM TV1 to present his case live on TV to the public in defending his transport plan.

Swee
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Swee

Normal for politicians. Listen to bbc radio 4 Today and hear how professional politicians fend for themselves under aggressive and ambush interview. Chow needs a thicker skin.

tunglang
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tunglang

No matter how thick the skin, he has no answers to back himself. To continue questioning back the Rm70 bn as claimed by BFM was a way to end the interview prematurely. How can one blame the interviewer for rudeness?
If a politician cannot handle an interviewer no matter how tough or rough, pls don’t walk into it. You will get skinned like a cat!

Shriek
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Same with you. You very happy developer build “cheap” and modern house for you. Otherwise why not continue to stay in wong fei hoong shop house?

Shriek
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Tung land 70 billion is a small sum. Everything can be accounted in that amount

Wei
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Wei

unfortunately CM met an unprofessional, rude and lying interviewer….good to cut him off..telling him on his face that he is not relevant anyway…

Wei
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Wei

no wonder so many … happening in BFM..lying on radio show… harassment and even act judge and court themselves to kaodim scandal within the station..BFM, maybe look into the mirror first before criticizing others ….hehe

Joseph
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Joseph

Can Anil initiate discussion on constitutional monarchy/democracy in view of the confusion over the appointment of Johor MB and Exco?

Who is correct, Tun M or TMJ?

Jordan
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Jordan

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir has claimed that the state constitutions of Johor and Terengannu were “nullified” following the formation of the Federation of Malaya.

Is this in our Sejarah syllabus?

Jordan
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Jordan

Waiting for Anil to do an exclusive no-holds-barred interview with CM Chow.

Wei
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Wei

BFM is very rude and kurang ajar from the get go…who address a CM as “chow” only and not Mr Chow, so typical of those ill manner NGOs who shout, scream and curse when thing don’t go their way …. and do your homework and get your fact right ..Mr Chow has more important thing to do than to entertain these clown who has not had a clue ….

Bigjoe
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Bigjoe

The interviewer called the CM, “chow”???? LOL…

“Chow” does not sound confident of his facts and arguments and handled a poor and over confident interviewer badly.

Its a … ridiculous drama between “Chow” and the leftist groups.

Hu Chiow Fen
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Hu Chiow Fen

Chow Chow want to control 3 Kingdoms?

tunglang
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tunglang

Where’s the he-he-he? Isn’t this laughable???

Tan Wee Theng
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Tan Wee Theng

Hi, Anil, do you agree with BMF’s approach with the CM of Penang?

Wei
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Wei

Anil does not has a problem with the rudeness of that kurang ajar…because they are on the same page…same feather…hehe