State MCA economic bureau head Loh Chye Teik was quoted on Wednesday as saying that Intel would be shifting out from Penang in the next three months. http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2009/7/2/north/4237563&sec=northAfter all, if a plant shifts/closes down one of his sites especially when there is no news of a new substitute plant opening, that would be a sign that the manufacturer has not enough volume and all kinds of red lights are flashing in your face.
Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng said he had contacted Intel Malaysia's managing director Atul Bhargava who confirmed that the statement by MCA was false.
When contacted, Loh said he got the information from a reliable source.This idiot Loh is truly irresponsible to come up with a statement like this.
“I just hope that the state government will put all effort to keep Intel in Penang.
"from a reliable source"
"I hope the state goverment will..."
what an idiot
please-lah.... if you're a big time big shot State MCA economic bureau head, then you should at least quietly verify what you heard with the proper channels. Intel's phone number is available on their website. If you find out that it is a baseless rumour, then you need to correct your reliable source. If there is some truth to the "information", then [cos he MCA wont call the state government] call MITI, MARTRADE and lulu-forgot-who-the-other-M-is-cos-its-now-2am and get them to meet up with Intel to seek the truth and see if the government can do anything to keep Intel in Penang.
Do you really need Lulu to teach you all this? Aiyoh!