This was part of the discussion with the chief minister which focussed on illegal parking. Media reports described it as a “heated exchange”. You be the judge.
As has happened in the past, whenever Penang Forum committee members raise problems with the state government, they invariably are invited to take over or advise the state government or local council on the matter.
In this case, Penang Forum rep in the MBPP Lim Mah Hui was invited to take charge of the towing of illegally parked vehicles. But he declined as he claimed that his advice in the past was not heeded.
While some may welcome such openness to seeking expertise, others may share the view of one of the Penang Forum members who described such offers as “shifting the responsibility” from those entrusted to actually do the job.
Anyway, the main issue here appears to be the underutilisation of the council tow-trucks and the poor enforcement against illegal parking. I don’t think you need much expertise to handle that. Those responsible just have to get on with their jobs.
The question is, why were new tow-trucks acquired when the existing ones were underutilised and why are the enforcement officers unable to step up their towing of illegally parked vehicles?