Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has criticized the Penang Front Party (PFP) for vowing to establish a casino in the state, local media reports.
The newly formed Chinese-based political party, Penang Front Party was registered to the Registrar of Societies on September 9, and had announced its intention to contest against DAP in the upcoming 14th General Election.
Lim said having a casino in Penang was uncalled for and against the stand taken by his administration.
According to the party’s chairman Lee Poh Kong, the party has intentions to build a foreigner only casino if they win enough seats to secure the state administration.
“This will generate RM 3 billion ($717 million) in income, which would greatly help the state economy,” he was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times.