In the recent elections, he gave up his state seat, aiming for a Federal seat. He ran for the Batu Kawan parliament seat, and lost [lost-lost-lost] to Prof Ramasamy by 9,465 votes. For every one person who voted him, two people did not vote for him. It was quite a shameful loss to the man who led the state for 18 years, bringing "much progress" and all those other lovely airy-fairy story kinda thing to Penang.
Initially, he was complimented for his gentlemanly conceeding the win to Pakatan and attending his successor [as in CM successor, not Gerakan successor]'s swearing-in ceremony. He had also promised a smooth handover.
Then things went downhill.
His smooth handover included clean offices and empty files.
Then there was reports of illogical land deals which he was not willing to explain.
And then there was his pathetic attempt to claim credit, initially through his ex-PA, then now himself, in doing so much "solid groundwork" in bringing in investors to Penang. There was so much groundwork being done that in spite of being in digging the ground for 2 years plus, the investor did not [dare Lulu say "dare"?] seal the deal till a new government was in.
Just as Lulu was thinking, man... this is so pathetic, he goes down to a lower level of patheticness.
This, in from Malaysiakini,
Koh who is also Gerakan’s acting president, apparently last Thursday evening at a business seminar confirmed that Samsung, Naza and several more companies would be investing in Penang.
Is he so bitter that he would risk more jobs for Penangites by disclosing the companies which are still doing their due diligence?
What is in his heart? The welfare and the betterment of the Penangites? Glamour for himself?
Pathetic. Truly pathetic.