Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Red faces over go-green campaign

Cakap bukan saperti bikin
(Talk is cheap)


February 17, 2010
Red faces over go-green campaign

GEORGE TOWN: The widespread use of polystyrene at the Penang PKR state-level open house was an “oversight”, said open house organising chairman Jason Ong.

Ong, who is also Kebun Bunga assemblyman, said he only realised the mistake when he arrived for the open house at an open area at the Rifle Range flats here yesterday. The state has been on a go-green campaign for months.

“We just forgot about it when we were planning the open house.

“We need to be more careful next time as we are serious about this (green campaign),” Ong told reporters after the open house.

State Welfare, Environment and Caring Society Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh, who has championed the green campaign, took the “oversight” as a personal failure.

“I apologise to the Penang people,” he said.

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