GEORGE TOWN: One representative has stated that he is being attacked by "cybertroopers" of the Pro-Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) for his open views about the project and other issues on Facebook.
Jason Ong Khan Lee (PKR-Kebun Bunga) said that people who were behind the attacks were "unusual" who wanted to share their opinions, but had to slander those who called "anti-PTMP."
In discussing the gratitude for the governor's address at the state assembly today, Ong asked the government of Penang if there was an official cyber-trading team in Pakatan Harapan and, if so, reveal it to the public for transparency
Satees Muniandy (DAP-Bagan Dalam) interrupted the intervention, stating that it was unacceptable for a colleague from the PH to make comments that were unfounded and asked Ong to withdraw from his statement.
Ong told Satees that he had not finished his sentence. He said that if there was no cyber-operative team, the state should consider forming one to keep the reputation of the government online.
"The problem is that if these cyberroopers that are constantly attacking us are not PH, we will have to warn the public that they do not represent PH.
"They should not post seditious and defamatory messages while they did that they supported PH so that the government was left ill," he said.
Ong said that he personally did not oppose the PTMP, but had only expressed the concerns of its voters.
He said that this is due to the fact that the project was not funded by the federal government and could not be financially viable in the long run.
He said that the PTMP could be carried out if the current economic situation was strong and would evolve as the transport networks in Singapore and Hong Kong.
"Penang's ability to manage its growing traffic must be sustainable. Is the local government prepared to have more parking spaces in parallel with the construction of more roads in the future?
"What is the use of many freeways to facilitate transport when there are not enough places to park our cars?
"Is the government of the State prepared to deal with noise and sound pollution that is waiting for more roads to be built?"
"I urge the prime minister to reconsider the PTMP project, the recovery of land and the submarine tunnel, and even better, to put the project under KIV," he said.