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Monday April 29, 2013

Guan Eng asked to explain apron poser

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has been asked to answer allegations by local hawkers who are afraid to don 1Malaysia aprons for fear of losing their permits should Pakatan Rakyat become the state government again.

1Malaysia Penang Welfare Club president Geh Choh Hun (pic) said hawkers and market traders were worried about wearing the aprons bearing the 1Malaysia logo.

“The club has been receiving criticism every day on the charity that it is doing. Has charity anything to do with the elections?

“We will still continue doing charitable work even after polling day on May 5,” he said in his speech during a dinner event at the Penang Home for the Infirm and Aged in Jalan Masjid Negeri yesterday.

Around 550 senior citizens from 12 homes attended the event which included musical performances and a cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate Mother’s Day.

The senior citizens enjoyed a nine-course meal and each received a goodie bag worth RM30.

There was also a lucky draw.

The event was organised by Rose Charities Malaysia and Senior Citizens Association of Penang and sponsored by the club.

In her speech, Barisan Nasional candidate for Pulau Tikus, Rowena Yam from Gerakan, said she planned to turn Gurney Drive into an activity venue for children and adults by having classes such as tai chi.

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