PUTRAJAYA: It is a practical move to cancel the Penang undersea tunnel project as stated in the Penang Barisan Nasional manifesto.
National Professors Council (NPC) chief executive officer Prof Datuk Dr Raduan Che Rose said the project was not feasible and the DAP-led Penang government was not serious in implementing the project.
“As we can see, there are many issues surrounding the project. In fact, the project is only for the interest of certain groups.
“In my opinion, the cancelation of the undersea tunnel project was a good idea,” he said when contacted by NSTP.
Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) has pledged to cancel major projects in the state once the coalition wrested Penang from the opposition in the 14th General Election(GE14), including scrapping the controversial undersea tunnel project.
Among other 60 pledges under six initiatives contained in the manifesto include solving the frequent floods, balding hills, people’s housing and traffic congestion issues.
Raduan said the 60 initiatives in Penang BN manifesto would benefit the people in the state as BN was capable of fulfilling its promises.
“BN has a better chance to win Penang in the GE14, through the many promises it made. Although it may be tough, it is not impossible,” he said.
When asked if the collaboration between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with the opposition coalition including PKR, led by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was genuine, Raduan said it was merely hypocrisy and would not last long.
“Now we see that they are working together, but later maybe there will be moments that open old wounds.
“Those who had been in jail during Dr Mahathir’s time will never forget easily. They team up for certain reasons and they have their own agenda,” he said.