The PR Penang state government has probably learned a few hard lessons from the “Kings of Tennis” flop. At the very least, they will now learn to thoroughly scrutinise proposals from women and men in business suits who claim their ventures will be free i.e. at no cost to the state government.
I was just as interested to see the concerned reaction by the BN folks towards the damage to the Esplanade.
I hope the BN are genuinely concerned about the state of the Esplanade. But their concern seems not only political (well, they are politicians, after all) but also reminiscent of their “concern” about damage to the Esplanade more than a dozen years ago.
I looked up at an old issue of Aliran Monthly…
It was in 1995 that the BN said the Esplanade had to be returfed because it was damaged – after they had had held a BN election dinner there on 9 April, about two weeks before the April 1995 general election.
The Council then proceeded to dump mounds of earth on the Esplanade, thus preventing opposition parties from using the field during the election campaign.
See left for my/Aliran’s reaction to such childish behaviour.