Press Statement by Lim Guan Eng in Petaling Jaya on Friday, 16th January 2009:
DAP urges all Malaysians to support Pakatan Rakyat’s national agenda of fighting the economic recession by having good governance, reducing the petrol price to RM 1.20 per litre and a RM 50 billion economic stimulus package
DAP urges all Malaysians, especially in Kuala Terengganu, to support Pakatan Rakyat national agenda of fighting the economic recession by having good governance, reducing the petrol price to RM 1.20 per liter and a RM 50 billion economic stimulus package. The Kuala Terengganu by-election will be a good indicator to gauge the people’s support, especially from the Malays, to determine the direction of the national agenda of having CAT governance based on competency, accountability and transparency to fight corruption. And that Malaysians must empower themselves to demand a government that is people-centric, democratic and ethical based on the principles of freedom, justice, truth, social welfare, and adherence to moral precepts.
Yesterday the price of oil dropped below USD 35 per barrel. When the price of oil was USD 35 per barrel on 01/10/2000, the price of petrol was 1.20 per liter. It is only fair that the government further reduce the price of petrol by 60 cents from the present RM 1.80 per liter to reflect the current market price.
The people should also support the RM 50 billion economic stimulus package proposed to save Malaysian jobs and businesses that Malaysians can see, touch and feel the difference comprising as follows:
* Lim Guan Eng, DAP Secretary-General & Penang Chief Minister; Member of Parliament for Bagan