Georgetown – Penang has managed to record a budget surplus of RM453 million for the years 2008 until 2013, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, as reported by Roketkini.com.
In his closing speech for the 2015 state budget, Guan Eng pointed out that Penang’s finance has been growing stronger since they took over the state government six years ago. This is also something that can be verified by the Auditor-General report.
“Deficit budget is an issue that has frequently been played up by the opposition. But with the Penang government’s efficiency in managing the state’s funds, a surplus of RM453 million has been achieved from 2008 until 2013.
“If the Opposition Leader has proof that this surplus has been manipulated, please criticise the Auditor-General as this financial statement has been verified by him,” Guan Eng said.