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The issue of political aide Teoh Beng Hock has taken on a bizarre dimension that could potentially deal an anguishing blow to the highly-rated Selangor state government.

It had come to a point where his family has been advised to lodge a report to urge the authorities to investigate the case as murder.


And while a Royal Commission of Inquiry will begin its work next week to get to the bottom of interrogation methods used by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Khalid Ibrahim’s administration is also not likely to be spared of some severe questionings when the inquiry takes off.

Teoh’s ‘sudden death’ and the quirky sequence of events before the incident seem to be pointing to a nightmarish chapter ahead for the year-old Pakatan Rakyat government in Selangor, which could likely also have dire consequences in other states held by the alliance.

Brickbats from Azmin, Wee

It started with the demand for a reshuffle of the state executive council by Bukit Antarabangsa state assemblyman Mohamed Azmin Ali, followed by accusations by Wangsa Maju MP Wee Chee Keong that hoodlums had penetrated into the offices of some exco members.

Seen from the public’s point of view, the accusations by the two PKR personalities against their DAP counterparts, which had come at almost the same time, had not been mere coincidence.

When MACC officers subsequently moved in to investigate certain exco members over alleged misuse of constituency funds, it somehow cemented the suspicions of the public that not all is fine and dandy in the state government.

Ironically, a street poll conducted by the Merdeka Centre for Opinion Research ahead of these events had shown a high approval rating for performance and efficiency in Khalid and his band of excos.

Pending the findings of the royal inquiry, a lot if speculations would be floating around and they are not likely to be complimentary, neither to the mentri besar and his administration nor to the Pakatan Rakyat alliance, headed by PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.

It is learned that Anwar had wanted to chair a meeting with Pakatan chiefs to settle problems that had arisen in Kedah, Penang and Perak as well as in the just concluded Manek Urai by-election in Kelantan but Teoh’s untimely demise drowned all the other problems and the meeting was indefinetly postponed.

The unfortunate incident involving Teoh has, however, provided renewed zeal among the Pakatan camp to sidestep issues that had bugged them and to use the MACC as a scapegoat to rally support against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and the Barisan Nasional.

Political mileage for Pakatan

There have been demonstrations, candlelight virgils, memorandums and petitions against the MACC and the Barisan and, almost overnight, the death of a young man has become the most volatile national issue since the political tsunami of March 2008.

Najib, his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin and Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein have tried to quell the unrest and had called for calm to allow investigations be carried out without provocation or interference.

But seeing the opportunity to get political mileage from the incident, it is not likely that Barisan’s opponents would be taking a respite from their incessant attacks on the federal authorities.

In a related development, businessman Tan Boon Wah, a Kajang municipal councillor, has filed an application to seek a court declaration on the interpretation of the phrase ‘day to day’ over the interrogation of witnesses, especially when it comes to overnight questioning.

Tan himself was quizzed by the MACC in its investigation over the alleged abuse of constituency funds by Selangor elected representatives. He is said to be the last person to have seen Teoh.

Taking things a bit further, state assemblymen Ean Yong Hian Wah (Seri Kembangan) and M Manoharan (Kota Alam Shah) have advised Teoh’s family to make a report to urge the authorities to investigate Teoh’s case as 'murder’.

Teoh, 30, was the political secretary to Ean Yong at the time of his death while Manoharan was reportedly the last person Teoh had called when he reached the MACC’s Selangor office at Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam.

Teoh was found dead on the fifth floor balcony of the building after he allegedly endured a marathon interrogation by MACC officials on the 14th floor from the afternoon of July 15 to the wee hours of July 16.

If indeed Teoh was murdered, like some people are inclined to believe, the question would arise: who is going to benefit from such atrocity?

Is it the MACC, which Teoh was helping in the investigations of the alleged abuse of constituency funds?

Is it the Barisan Nasional-led Federal government , which allegedly influence decisions by the MACC?

Is it the DAP, since the Selangor representatives being investigated by the MACC are largely from that party?

Is it the PKR or PAS, two dissatisfied allies of the DAP in the Pakatan Rakyat-led Selangor state government?

Or is it some ‘mafia’ groups that had allegedly infiltrated into the Selangor state government?

Thus, the issue is not just about the death of a politician’s assistant or a son of a poor taxi driver. It has taken on a frightening dimension that could shake the roots of the Pakatan state government.

What else was Teoh?

What else was Teoh? He was a former journalist at Sin Chew Daily and a former assistant to Petaling jaya Utara MP Tony Pua.

He was said to be also one of those people who video-filmed a fracas at Parliament House on March 25, involving Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh and some Umno Youth members.

It is said there were two video recordings of the incident, one by a DAP member of the Ipoh Timur division and the other by an aide of Tony Pua. The second video clip was downloaded on to YouTube and the person responsible for that was said to be Teoh.

The video clipping was used by Umno Youth to its advantage as it allegedly showed that the wing did not harass the wheelchair bound Karpal Singh. For this, the DAP camp was not pleased.

Following this incident, Teoh was allegedly transferred to the State Secretariat building in Shah Alam and worked as Ean Yong’s political secretary.

It was around this time that Azmin and Wee made their allegations. Teoh, being where the state excos have their offices, would have some inkling of any misdemeanours by the excos and whether the accusations were true.

It was also at this time that the MACC started to look at some files involving some state constituencies and the allocations that were handled by several state excos.

It must have been harrowing for Teoh to know, at least in bits and pieces, of what was happening in the exco office and the answers that he had to give the MACC if questioned about them.

No easy term for Khalid

When he was last seen resting on a couch at the MACC’s office, was it because he was drained out from the interrogations or was it because he had feared going out of the building in those early hours?

When he fell, was he screaming? Or was his voice muffled?

This is all for the police to find out and, hopefully, everything will be disclosed when the probe is over.

Politically, this issue is expected to fan right up to the next general election, which is expected in 2013. Will it help the cause of the Pakatan or will the tide change in favour of the Barisan?

Some of the answers had probably been buried with Teoh. But one thing seems clear: it is not going to be an easy term from now for Khalid and the Selangor state government which he leads.

Teoh’s spectre will either haunt some of the exco members or his youthful spirit will help them through the trying days ahead.


Teoh's death mystery

Kes Teoh…kemunculan sebuah blog misteri ‘ buka cerita’

Tiba-tiba hangat di internet mengenai kemunculan sebuah blog misteri yang yang mendakwa kematian mengejut pembantu Exco Selangor,Teoh Beng Hock mungkin ada kaitan dengan kegiatan songlap peruntukkan kerajaan negeri oleh kalangan ADUN DAP.

Pengendali blog itu tidak diketahui.Kewujudan blog ini telah disebarkan menerusi email.Agendadaily turut menerimanya.

Nama blog itu - Truth for Teoh Beng Hock mengunakan alamat

Blog yang mendakwa kebenaran akan didedahkan itu kata ia bertujuan untuk membersihkan nama Teoh.

Apa yang menarik blog itu mendakwa ia hendak membongkar bagaimana mendiang Teoh telah membuat salinan dokumen yang boleh mendedahkan kegiatan ‘merompak’ dan ‘melenyapkan’ peruntukan kerajaan oleh kalangan ADUN DAP di Selangor.

Membaca tulisan yang baru tiga siri itu, budak sekolah rendah pun boleh hidu penulis cuba beri gambaran yang boleh menimbulkan syak wasangka kemungkinan kematian Teoh tidak boleh ditolak ada kaitan dengan kegiatan itu.

Ramai orang akan terlopong membaca pendedahan yang dibuat. Ini kerana DAP yang selama ini mendakwa ia cukup benci dengan amalan salah guna kuasa dan penyelewengan, dalam tempoh satu tahun berkuasa mempunyai modus operandi ‘songlap’ duit kerajaan secara teratur.

Penulis blog mendakwa DAP buat kerja mencuri duit rakyat tanpa pengetahuan rakannya PKR dan PAS di negeri itu. DAP menurut pengendali blog itu bukan sahaja tipu rakyat dan curi duit rakyat tapi turut tipu komponen pakatan pembangkang tersebut.

Ikut tulisan blog itu setiap ADUN pembangkang diberikan RM500,000 untuk projek-projek kecil di kawasan masing-masing. Penulis blog itu mendakwa mendiang Teoh terlibat dengan ‘penyelewengan’ wang tersebut kerana dipaksa oleh dua Exco iaitu bosnya Ean Yong dan Ronnie Liu.

Mendiang Teoh dikatakan tidak setuju dengan perbuatan dua Exco berkenaan dan untuk melindungi dirinya, beliau membuat salinan semua dokumen-dokumen palsu dan syarikat-syarikat yang menubuhkan oleh DAP.

Beliau kemudian dikatakan menyerahkan hard disk yang mengandungi semua maklumat terperinci tersebut kepada seseorang yang kemudian berazam untuk membongkarkan kegiatan rasuah oleh DAP di Selangor.

Paling menarik dalam tulisan tersebut, nama Ronnie merupakan subjek paling popular yang didedahkan oleh penulis berkenaan.

Mana tidaknya, bagi tempoh tahun 2008 (sejak kerajaan negeri ditubuh Mac 2008 hingga Disember 2008 – sembilan bulan sahaja) daripada 172 projek bagi DUN Sg Pelek, 83 projek didakwa telah dianugerahkan kepada seorang yang bernama Wong Chuan How.

DUN Sungai Pelek sebenarnya diwakili oleh wakil rakyat MCA Yap Ee Wah.Dalam blog itu ditulis Ronnie Liu sebagai wakil rakyat.

Ronnie yang juga ahli Exco Kerajaan Negeri Selangor ialah ADUN kawasan Pandamaran.

Mungkin maksud penulis itu di sini ialah Ronnie ‘ jaga ‘ kawasan itu bagi pihak DAP kerana wakil rakyatnya BN.

Walaupun kerajaan negeri Selangor memberitahu semua projek akan diberi secara tender tetapi berdasarkan maklumat yang ditinggalkan mendiang Teoh, hanya beberapa orang dan syarikat sapu bersih projek melalui peruntukan ADUN.

Contohnya daripada peruntukan RM500,000 yang diperuntukan untuk Ronnie hampir separuh iaitu RM216,950 telah dianugerahkan kepada Wong Chuan How.

Bagi membuktikan dakwaan tersebut penulis telah menyiarkan salinan senarai projek dan program yang diberikan oleh Ronnie kepada Wong Chuan How dan Perniagaan Seri Makmur, Era Terbilang Enterprise, Era Gemilang Enterprise dan beberapa nama lagi.

Dalam dokumen yang disiarkan oleh blog itu ada, penulis memberikan contoh bagaimana DAP ‘sakau’ duit peruntukan bagi sesuatu projek / program. Contohnya seperti berikut:

Hong Chae Enterprise

Invoiced amount/Jumlah invois: RM 10,000.00
Less 5% DAP ADUN / Potongan 5% untuk ADUN DAP: RM500.00
Net/Bersih : RM9,500.00
Cheque paid (no name given) /Cek dikeluarkan tiada nama: 5,000.00
Net / Bersih: RM4,500.00
DAP Serdang Aman: RM3,000.00
To DAP Fund / Tabung DAP: RM1,500.00

Berdasarkan kiraan tersebut daripada peruntukan RM10,000 sebanyak RM5,000 dipotong untuk ADUN DAP, DAP Serdang Aman dan Tabung DAP.

Sebab itulah menurut penulis, mendiang Teoh berdepan dengan tekanan kerana tidak bersetuju dengan kegiatan ‘songlap’ wang kerajaan yang dilakukan oleh beberapa ADUN DAP tersebut.

Selain di DUN Sg Pelek , DUN Teratai, Kajang dan Balakong turut disebut dalam tulisan blog berkenaan.

Berdasarkan maklumat yang dilaporkan melalui blog tersebut, mungkin siasatan menyeluruh perlu dibuat apakah mendiang Teoh berhadapan dengan ancaman atau tekanan yang melampau hingga membawa kepada tragedi yang menimpanya.

Sebab sejak kematian beliau, tuduhan dilemparkan kepada SPRM, polis dan kerajaan. Bertalu-talu serangan dibuat oleh pembangkang.

Kematiannya memang satu misteri.Soalnya apakah blog misteri ini cuba memberi petunjuk sebab musabahnya.

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The Selangor govt has said that they will tender every single project. This is their lying. In the list provided by Teoh, some people and some companies sapu many of the projects.

Among the biggest players are WONG CHUAN HOW (in the Kawasan DUN Sungai Pelek) under YB Ronnie Liu who was given 84 projects totalling over RM200,000 (Tarian Cina Persatuan Bahasa, Perayaan Persatuan Buddha Huan Chian Chuen, Kejohanan Bola Keranjang). Other names include Perniagaan Seri Makmur, Era Terbilang Enterprise, Era Gemilang Enterprise and many more. Teoh gave a full list. We have scanned some of the documents (from about 100 pages of documents)

How can one person get 84 different contracts?

The amounts are small but the method they use is very big. This is just in one year. Imagine if the DAP take over the federal govt? Here are some examples how DAP do it. The names and the projects are all real.

1. Rombongan Lawatan Penduduk 21/10/2008

WSK Enterprise paid RM1,800 by Selangor state govt using rakyat money as the contractor / coordinator. The money is paid out as follows:

Invoiced by WSK Services: RM1,800
Less 10% for DAP ADUN: 180
Net: RM1,620
Pay for 'Books': RM600 (this RM600 goes to DAP Malaysia)
Net: RM1,020
For Invoices / Stationery: 50
Balance RM 970 paid to Lee Sau Lan Public Bank cheque 254059 - cheque not clear)
2. WSK Services

Invoiced amount: RM3,455.00
Less 10% DAP ADUN: RM345.00
Invoices: RM 50.00
To Lee Sau Lan: RM3,059.00
3. Hong Chae Enterprise

Invoiced amount: RM 10,000.00
Less 5% DAP ADUN: RM500.00
Net: RM9,500.00
Cheque paid (no name given) 5,000.00
Net: RM4,500.00
DAP Serdang Aman: RM3,000.00
To DAP Fund: RM1,500.00
4. WSK Services

Invoiced amount: RM 1,665.00
Less 10% DAP ADUN: RM166.50
Net: RM1,498.50
DAP Serdang Aman: RM379.15
To Hong Chae Enterprise: RM1,119.35
Pay to Teoh Beng Hock: RM112.00
Pay to DAP Fund: RM1,007.35
5. WSK Services

Invoice amount: RM4,200.00
Less 10% DAP: RM420.00
Net: RM3,780.00
DAP Serdang Aman: RM3,754.76
For Tahun 2008 (ADUN Sg Pelek) projects under YB Ronnie Liu list there are 172 projects.

Of this number, Items No. 89 to 172 (83 projects in Sg Pelek) have been awarded to Wong Chuan Chow worth RM216,950 in just one year. The list of projects given to Wong Chuan Chow have been scanned here* -->.Selected documents containing list of projects for Sg Pelek constituency

25th JULY 2009

MIC Youth wants the Pakatan Government in Penang to reveal the minutes of the state executive council meetings on the Kampung Buah Pala issue after it took over the power in March last year.

We want the state government to be transparent and give a full disclosure of what transpired in the state exco meetings on the issue.

This would reveal whether the Pakatan government under Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had the interests of the Indians, especially the residents of Kg Buah Pala at heart or not.

The Pakatan government’s intention to declassify the minutes of the previous government was to hoodwink the people and also shift their inefficiency against them.

Based on the reports, we MIC Youth feels that the residents have a legitimate right over the land and the hisotircal facts support their existence and their right over the land.

According to National Land Code Seksyen 78(3) , "The land remains a state land untill issuance of Registered Title". state could secure the village by acquiring the land on grounds of public purpose and interests, under Section 76 of the National Land Code 1965 read together with the Land Acquisition Act.

The Pakatan government had accepted payment of RM2.2 mil as the balance of the premium on March 14, 2008, six days after taking office and the land title was issued to the Cooperative and the developer on March 27, 2008.

Under Section 81 (2) of the National Land Code, the premium has to be paid within three months of the approval and failure to do so, renders the approval null and void.

It is a known fact that the former Chief Minister Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon had approved the project on April 24, 2007 and the premium of RM2.24 mil was only paid on March 14, 2008, 11 months later. This is already a strong reason for the state government to rescind the approval.So we believe there is hidden agenda

MIC Youth is bewildered as to why the Pakatan government is reluctant to take action when it is very clear that the provisions of the National Land Code has not been adhered to.

Instead of blaming other for their own mistakes, Lim Guan Eng should do the honourable task of putting the interests of the residents of Kg Buah Pala first and cancelling the approval of the land to the Cooperative.

MIC Youth is willing to pay RM3.2 mil if the Pakatan government can cancel their approval and regain back the land which will be handed over to the people of Kg Buah Pala without any charge.

Hopefully Chief Minister Lim Guang Eng will stand by his promises made to residents of Kg Buah Pala and not to beat around the bush and continue more political drama of his. MIC Youth will stand by our decision and settle the said amount as soon as we get the letter of offer from state government to purchase the land.

The Pakatan government has to cancel the approval for the land to the cooperative first and not try to deflect their responsibility by asking the MIC to discuss with the cooperative.

No right thinking person who had acquired the land through deception, would want to sell back the land at the same premium price when he knows that he would make a tidy profit. This is a Pakatan government mistake which they have to undo first.

The Pakatan leaders had also promised that they would not allow the Kg Buah Pala to be demolished but what has happened to their promises.

As responsible people, they should immediately tender their resignations if they were unable to fulfil their promises made during the campaign for the march 2008 general election.

MIC Youth would stand with the villagers to ensure that they were not evicted from the land. We call other right minded political parties and Indian non-governmental organizations to come and support these poor villagers on Aug 3.

MIC Youth calls on the Indians in Penang not to be hoodwinked by the claims that Pakatan government is fair to all races in the country. They had failed to ensure that the Indians in Kg Buah Pala were not cheated of the land.

Your's Sincerely,

National Coordinator

The MIC is willing to offer RM3.2 million if the Penang government can get back the land in Kampung Buah Pala, Bukit Gelugor from the developer.

MIC Youth chief T Mohan said the move was to enable the residents to continue living in the village.

He was speaking to reporters after handing a memorandum to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng through the latter's political secretary Ng Wei Eik at the Komtar building here today.

Mohan and a group of men arrived at Komtar at about 5.30pm to hand over the memorandum immediately after he was released from police arrest.

They were arrested at about 10am today on Jalan Datuk Keramat here for illegal assembly to hand over the memorandum to the chief minister.

Asked whether the value of the land of the land could be higher than the price at which the land was sold, Mohan said, "Why did the Pakatan Rakyat state government proceed with the sale of the land when they knew the value was higher?"

According to the records, the Barisan Nasional had initiated the sale of the land, but the confirmation letter on the land ownership was issued by the present state government, led by Lim on 27 March last year.

There was commotion at Komtar after Mohan handed over the memorandum when a man verbally abused the group, causing them to chase the man and beat him, but the police managed to restore order.

The Kampung Buah Pala land controversy came about when the villagers were ordered to vacate the land before 3 Aug following the sale of the 2.6ha land by the previous state government to Koperasi Pegawai Kerajaan Pulau Pinang Bhd, which then appointed Nusmetro Ventures (P) Sdn to develop the land.

MIC's Mohan, nine others held for illegal assembly

MIC Youth coordinator T Mohan and nine others were today detained by police for illegal assembly, after about 50 people gathered here to march to the Komtar building to hand over a memorandum to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng on the Kampung Buah Pala issue.

The 10, aged between 18 and 49, were held at about 10am in front of a temple on Jalan Datuk Keramat where they had gathered, with some among them having brought along several bullock carts, Penang police chief Datuk Ayub Yaakob said.

He told a news conference that a team of police officers was despatched to the area to disperse the gathering. The group refused to do so, and some of the people began to march towards Komtar, bringing with them the bullock carts.

"The police had no option but to detain the 10 in an effort to disperse the demonstrators in order to maintain public order," he said.

Ayub said the 10 were brought to the North East District police station for questioning, but the rest of the group gathered in front of the police station, along with the bullock carts, and demanded the release of the detained.

A traffic congestion occurred as curious motorists slowed down to find out why a huge crowd had gathered in front of the police station, he said, adding that the demonstrators dispersed after repeated order by the police.

The demonstration was held in support of Kampung Buah Pala residents who have been ordered to vacate the land after the Federal Court dismissed their appeal to remain in the area which they have been occupying for a long time.

The residents have refused to move out and have asked the Penang government to intervene to resolve the problem.

Ayub advised all quarters not to exploit the issue by holding illegal gatherings and demonstrations, saying the police had so far received 26 reports from various quarters on the issue, including on threats issued to the residents.

The residents have until 3 Aug to move out. Ayub said the police were prepared, and hoped that there would not be any untoward incidents

Kg Buah Pala--- A Treacherous Betrayal & Last Stand by Penang People For Truthful Government

Dear Penangnites & Malaysians

I am ordinary penangnite whom love diversity of Penang and presently helping the residents of Kg Buah Pala to fight the eviction by the Developer. I am not a politician or allligned to any political parties and i do not have any political aspiration either. I am not a Hindraf or MIC-BN Collaborator working against PAKATAN Government. I came across a very frigthening " Kg Buah Pala Horror Story" upon studying the documents of Kg Buah Pala in the last three weeks upon receiving SOS from the Village.

Kg Buah Pala Villagers presently remains about 300 illiterate and uneducated indians whom ancestors are the workers of Glugor Estate under Helen Margaret Brown Estate planting nutmegs in Penang during the British days. Presently they are cowherdes and selling cow milk to make a meagre living.

Before Independence the Village Land was acquired and held under Lot 698 North East District under Crown Trust of Strait Settlement Act for housing purpose for the estate workers .Most of the Land have been taken by State and developed except of very small piece of Village Land which housed the estate wokers quaters now know as Kg Buah Pala which is the only final remnants of Glugor Estate which planted nutmeg in Penang.

They have been struggling for last 50 years against previous penang government to save the Village from being torn down and to claim their rightful Malaysian Land Titles under the Torrens Systems. Their struggle is common knowledge to vicinity penangnites like at Bukit Gelugor residents.

The previous State Government under YB Koh Tsu Koon initially approved the Village Land Alieanation in favour of Cooperative in the Year 2005 and again in the 25th April 2007 for 50% premium reduction payable by the Cooperative.

The Villagers took the State Government, Cooperative and the Developer under YB Koh Tsu Koon to Court on the Year 2007 to save the village and claim their rights on the Land and at that time YB Koh Tsu Koon have not issued the Malaysian Land Title to the Cooperative because the cooperative have not paid up the premium for the Land Alienation. Their rights on the Land was protected because Malaysia Title was not given to the Cooperative.

Prominient DAP & PAKATAN Leaders came to village as WHITE KNIGHTS during the Election Campaign 8/3/08 and promised to save the Village from BN Land Scams if they win the Election and form the Penang State Government. Every Penangnite knew DAP Election Mantra in Penang was " Land Scams ... YB Koh Tsu Koon ...BN Government".

At that point of election time as at 08/03/08 the Malaysian Land Title for the Village Land has not been issued to the Cooperative because the Cooperative have not fully paid the premium and have not settled the Villagers as per YB Koh Tsu Koon conditions for the Land Alienation approval to the Cooperative on the Year 2005.

Upon PAKATAN formed State government on 8/3/08, The Malaysia Land Title was issued to Cooperative on 27/3/2008 after premium RM 2.24 was paid on 14/3/2008 to the present PAKATAN Government. The Malaysian Title was issued to Cooperative within 19days PAKATAN became the State Government which extinguished the Villagers rights on the Land under the Lot 698 of CrownTrust Strait Settlements and murdered them in Court of Law !

The market value for the 6.5 Acre Village Land is about RM 60 million. The Cooperative only paid RM 3.2 Million to the Penang State Government for the Land.The PAKATAN government have knowledge of it when they accepted the Balance Premium of RM 2.24 million on 14/3/2008 from the Cooperative before issuance of title on the 27/3/2008 to the Cooperative.

Now YB Lim Guan Eng claims that previous BN Government did the Land Scam and approved the Land Alienantion on 25th April 2007 below market value and he has no choice but to issue the Title to the Cooperative. Is YB Lim Guan Eng telling the Malaysian that inspite of all the Legal Expertise he has in his stable that he could not have save or attempted to save the Village or the Land which valued over RM 60million ? That YB Lim Guan Eng has no choice but to issue the Land Title to the Cooperative within 19days ( 27/3/2008)upon he came the CM (03/08/08)? Does he says that PAKATAN Govt have no remedy for fraudulent land alienation in Penang inspite of the all the lawyers including lawyers who can sue Sultans in their stable?

Now YB Lim Guan Eng claims that the previous State Government under YB Koh Tsu Koon did the Land Scam on the Village Land and He personaly did not make any promises to the Villagers!!!!

After much pressure from the Villagers,YB Lim Guan Eng have only released PARTIAL exco minutes documents which points the finger at the previous government whom gave the approval on 25th April 2007 and balance premium was only paid on 14/3/2008 to PAKATAN Government and Malaysian Title was issued to Cooperative on 27/3/2008. Why is that only Partial Documents are being diclassified and released to public???

Under S.81(2) NLC 1965... in any Land Alienation approval , the Premium must be paid within a specified time in the Notice of Payment ( Borang 5A) otherwise the State Approval shall be deemed lapse and the Land Alienation Application shall be withdrawn!!!! . The usual practice for time limit for premium payment usualy is only 3 months from the issuance of notice of premium payment. If the YB Koh Tsu Koon approval was on 25/4/07,what would have been the time limit for the payment of premium??? Is the Time period is 11 months... as the Cooperative paid the Premium only on the 14/3/08 to the Pakatan Government led by YB Lim Guan Eng?

Why did the PAKATAN GOVERNMENT accepted the RM2.24million from the Cooperative on 14/3/2008 even though they knew the Land was worth more than RM60million???? Why didnt DAP State Government didnt make a fuss or claim Land Scam when they were issuing the Malaysian Title to the Cooperative or attempt anything in Court of Law to prevent the loss of RM 60million worth of Land? Is YB Lim Guan Eng telling that he has lost 60million worth of Land in first 19 days of being the Penang CM???

Under s.78 National Land Code , Until the issuance of the Registered Land Title in favour of intended applicant Proprietor, the Land shall remain with the State until such time. Therefore the Kg Buah Pala Land was in PAKATAN Government hand from 8/3/08 until PAKATAN government issued the Malaysian Title on 27/3/2008 !!!!!! Couldnt have the PAKATAN Government with all the prominient lawyers in their stable save or attempted to save the Village within the provision of Law or to prevent the issuance of the Registered Title to the Cooperative on 27/3/2008 especially where the Land was in hand of PAKATAN Government????? And to prevent the loss of Land valued RM 60million to the Developer!!!

It is very interesting that Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce President Tan Sri Tan Kok Ping is supporting YB Lim Guan Eng on handling of Kg Buah Pala issue?? What would be the interest of Chamber of Commerce.....$$$$$$?

The Villagers had placed their faiths and hopes in PAKATAN and rallied for PAKATAN during 2008 Election hoping that their struggle over 30 years to get their own Malaysian Land Title shall be over when PAKATAN forms the government which seen as WHITE KNIGHTS for the People . Their Adun is from DAP and always told them not to worry and was assured them that their land is safe and they should continue their Court struggle and fight for the Land .

Little did the Villagers realize that the Malaysian Title has been issued by PAKATAN Government to the Cooperative on 27/3/2008 without a hint which has murdered Villagers in Court of Law and brandish them as squatters and tresspassers.

The Villagers was betrayed of the highest kind by the present State Government whom i believe sold out the Villagers in favour of the Cooperative and Developer. As We are all aware, No matter which ever government rule the State the Developers will try to play their cards to take advantage of prime land in the State.

As one reporter told me... " Government may change... but lies does not change"

The issuance of Malaysian Title on 27/3/2008 by the PAKATAN Government to the Cooperative murdered the Villagers in Court of Law where the Court of Appeal ruled that the Villagers are tresspasser on the Cooperative Land because Title has been issued to Cooperative and summarily judged in favour of the Cooperative without the benefit of full trial to the Villagers!!! And therefore no locus standii or rights to pursue the matter in court. The leave to appeal to Federal Court was not granted by Yang Arif Augustine Paul.

It seems that Penang Govt under YB Lim Guan Eng made a calculated judgement on Kg Buah Pala that the 300 odd viilagers are minority indians and that any resistance can be steamrolled and the issue can isolated from majority chinese as indian issues by using racial cards as HINDRAF collaborators and as MIC-BN collaborators where the majority of Penangnites are chinesse whose sentiments are against BN Government and shall not be bothered with happenings at Kg Buah Pala.

The truth of the treacherous betrayal on the minority and marginalised by Penang DAP Government whom i believe is in the path toward Capitalist Governance where all the poor and middle income irespective of race shall be marginalised and all other malay and chinese kampungs and natural environment, hillside , heritage properties , landscape and culture shall be destroyed in the name of Development of Penang.

More kampungs in Penang like Tanjong Tokong, Teluk Kumbar, Bukit Bendera , expering Leasehold houses will be in Developer's deck of cards for destruction in the name of development and conveniently pointing finger at previous government land scam unless we address the issue now with affirmative action as Penangnites!!!

Most of Penang people live in Villages, Hillsides, expiring Leasehold Houses and Rent Control Houses.... which shall be ideal target for greedy Developers who want prime Lands in Penang where they can make most handsome profit through very helpful politicians.

Penang People should arise as PENANGNITES above the veil of deceits by politicians using racial cards as to divide and rule penangnites to fulfill their own greed for materialistic gain despite the destruction of our multicultural society, landscape and heritages.

Today may be Kampung Buah Pala ... Tommorow shall be Our homes!!!!

Let us come together and save Our Pearl of Orient from Destruction in the name of Development..... People People have put to stop of of Lies in the name of Development and Racial Politics in Penang!! Lets us Remind THEM again as Penangnites!!!


The Government, through the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and Tekun Nasional (Tekun), has approved a RM15 million loan for Indian youths to expand their businesses this year.

MIC President Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu said the move showed the Barisan Nasional's (BN) commitment towards catering the needs of the Indian community and that the BN never neglected any race in this country.

"With this business loan from the government, we want to establish more young entrepreneurs among the Indian youths. This loan will help the Indian community in achieving three percent equity by the year 2015," he said at the cheque presentation ceremony for the Indian Young Entrepreneur Development Scheme at Wisma Tun Sambanthan here, Friday.

A total of 93 entrepreneurs received loans amounting to RM761,000 at the ceremony. He said the Tekun business loan was promoted and coordinated by the Strategic Social Foundation under the MIC which was established in 1998 to improve the socio-economy of the Indian community.

Later, when asked on his endorsement for incumbent deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel to defend the party's No. 2 post at the MIC elections on Sept 12, he said, as a party leader, the action was necessary as he needed someone who he could work with.

Asked on the MIC offer to provide RM3.2 million to get back the land in Kampung Buah Pala, Bukit Gelugor from the developer to enable the residents to continue living in the village, Samy Vellu said: "It was just a suggestion, but we want to know why Pakatan Rakyat did not fulfill their promises made during the election on March 8 last year to solve the problem faced by the residents there."

The Kampung Buah Pala land controversy came about when the villagers were ordered to vacate the land before Aug 3 following the sale of the 2.6ha land by the previous state government to Koperasi Pegawai Kerajaan Pulau Pinang Bhd, which then appointed Nusmetro Ventures (P) Sdn Bhd to develop the land.

The MCA wants the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to ensure that the investigation into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock was done transparently, professionally and was not doubted by the people.

MCA secretary-general Datuk Wong Foon Meng said the party would forward the request to the government and the country’s top leadership soon.

It would be good that the case was investigated by a commission accepted by all, Wong, who is also Senate president, said at a news conference at his office at Parliament House here today.

Teoh, 30, was found dead on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam, that also houses the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office on the 14th floor at 1.30pm last Thursday. The political aide of Ean Yong Hian Wah (DAP Seri Kembangan assemblyman), was a witness in MACC investigations relating to the alleged misappropriation of state allocations.

Yesterday, Wong representing party president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Kiat visited Teoh’s family. He said people should not politicise the issue.

“So our stand is very clear on that and we will put this party view to the government and the MCA will follow-up very closely,” he said.

MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu also said today the party would support the call for a royal commission of inquiry to probe into the death of Teoh Beng Hock.

He said the MIC’s representative in the Cabinet, Datuk Dr. S. Subramaniam, who is the Human Resources Minister, would be asked to back MCA’s proposal at the next Cabinet meeting.

“We will support the proposal because we want justice to prevail,” he said in a statement here.

Samy Vellu also expressed his condolences to the family of the late Teoh.

“It was an unfortunate incident and we hope, through the formation of the commission, the truth will prevail,” he said, adding that people should stop pointing fingers at anyone until investigations by the police have been concluded.

Meanwhile, Dr. Subramaniam said he would carry out his party president’s instruction. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said recently the Cabinet would discuss the setting up of the commission at its next meeting while the police continues with their probe. – Bernama

MIC vice president Datuk S. Sothinathan said he will not withdraw from contesting the deputy president's post at the party elections on Sept 12.

"I will contest the post as I have been campaigning since announcing the intention on May 30," he told Bernama when commenting the decision by MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu to back Datuk G. Palanivel in defending the No 2 post.

Samy also backed Human Resource Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam (secretary-general) Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk M. Saravanan (information chief) and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk K. Devamany for the three vice-presidents post.

Sothinathan, 49, a former MIC secretary-general and Member of Parliament for Teluk Kemang said he was confident delegates would vote wisely adding every member has the right to contest.

Samy Vellu Endorses Palanivel To Defend MIC Deputy Presidency

PUTRAJAYA, July 15 (Bernama) -- MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said on Wednesday he has endorsed incumbent deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel to defend the party's No. 2 post at the MIC elections on Sept 12.

Speaking to Bernama in a telephone interview, Samy Vellu also said that he had endorsed Human Resource Minister and MIC secretary general Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam, Deputy Federal Territories Minister and MIC information chief Datuk M. Saravanan and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk S. K. Devamany for the three posts of vice-president.

The MIC elections on Sept 12 is for one post of deputy president, three posts of vice-president and 23 posts of Central Working Committee (CWC) member.

At the presidential election in March, Samy Vellu won the post of president, uncontested, for the 11th term.

Palanivel has announced that he would defend the No. 2 post at the party general assembly, which would be attended by 1,400 delegates.

Former deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam and incumbent vice-president Datuk S. Sothinathan have also announced their intention to contest the deputy presidency.

Many leaders have announced their intention to contest the posts of vice-president. Two of the incumbent vice-presidents are Sothinathan and Datuk S. Veerasingham. Tan Sri K.S. Nijhar quit as vice-president last year after a tiff with Samy Vellu but both leaders have patched up since.

"I want to announce that I am endorsing Datuk G. Palanivel for the No. 2 post because he is a very efficient, strong and simple man of the people. I hope members and delegates will throw their support behind him for continuity.

"I want a team which will deliver and strengthen the party and, as such, I am also endorsing Dr Subramaniam, Saravanan and Devamany for the three vice-president seats," Samy Vellu said.

On the three whom he had endorsed for the posts of vice-president, he said all three were holding government positions and, as such, were in a good position to better serve the Indian community.

Samy Vellu also said that he was drawing up a list of candidates for the 23 CWC posts and that he would endorse "several new faces".

"I will announce the complete list soon. I am announcing my line-up now to inform members and delegates that this is the team that will manage the MIC business more effectively and take the party closer to the community," he said.

Samy Vellu also said that he had taken care of the party over the last 29 years and had built it from just 120,000 members to 630,000 members and from 700 branches to 3,300 branches nationwide.

"All this was possible through constructive team effort which I established amongst my top office bearers.

"I feel that as a leader I have a responsibility to hand over the party to the right person. I have been giving it a lot of thought during the last two months as to how I want to conduct the elections and I have concluded that I will support the team which will support the MIC for a better future," he said.

There has been no consultation between PAS and Pakatan Rakyat parties in Kedah the last 15 months, claims Kedah DAP chairman Thomas Su Keong Siong.

No forums or secretariat were formed for the purpose of consultation, he said.

”And that is what I’ve been trying to do, to set up a secretariat so that we can discuss or resolve any issues before decisions or policies are made.

”We are not saying that the state government should discuss every issue with us but sensitive issues that can potentially create uneasiness or displeasure among the people should be discussed at party level,” Su, who is Pasir Pinji assemblyman, said at his service centre here Friday.

On the pullout of Kedah DAP from Pakatan in Kedah, Su reiterated that it was due to certain policies of the PAS-led state government which were made without care for the non-Malays.

”We feel that the state government is not holding to the principles of Pakatan, which is to protect the interest, rights and welfare of all Malaysians.

”The increase of bumiputra housing quota from 30% to 50% had not been discussed or received the consensus of Pakatan as a whole.

”And just a few days ago, the sole abattoir in the state was demolished although DAP had tried its best to resolve the issue,” he said.

Su claimed that the DAP had received information that the Alor Setar city council had approved the demolishment of some Hundu and Chinese temples.

”Each time such things happened and there was no consultation with the DAP it made it very hard for us to face the people,” he said.

Su said the DAP had reacted to the abattoir issue not because it concerned the Chinese, “(but) because we feel that the state government has totally disregarded the rights of the non-Malays.”

The abattoir issue, Su added, was also a food issue and involved peoples’ livelihood.

Su, who noted that Kedah DAP was awaiting the approval of the party’s central executive committee on its decision to pull out of the state Pakatan, said any withdrawal would not affect Pakatan although certain implications might arise.

”We want to stress and explain that what has happened is confined to Kedah, where we found it impossible to contribute and work together in the spirit of Pakatan,” he said.


DAP Pusat menyokong kepimpinan parti itu di peringkat Kedah yang semalam memutuskan untuk keluar Pakatan Rakyat ekoran kegagalan kerajaan negeri menyelesaikan siri masalah sejak Mac 2008.

"Saya menyokong penuh dan memberi 'perakuan' ke atas keputusan untuk membawa keluar DAP daripada Pakatan Rakyat demi kepentingan rakyat," kata Naib Pengerusi DAP, M. Kulasekaran ketika ditemui di sini.
Beliau yang juga Ahli Parlimen Ipoh Barat berkata, kepimpinan tertinggi DAP menyedari kewujudan isu-isu yang menjadi punca kepada perkembangan terbaru ini.
Difahamkan dalam apa juga kes membabitkan tindakan DAP negeri, keputusan mereka perlu memperoleh perakuan kepimpinan pusat iaitu Jawatankuasa Eksekutif Pusat (CEC) yang merupakan badan tertinggi membuat keputusan.
Sambil mengakui dua isu utama iaitu penutupan pusat penyembelihan babi di Alor Setar dan kuota 50 peratus ekuiti bumiputera dalam projek pembangunan perumahan yang dikuatkuasakan sejak September lalu, Kulasekaran berkata:
"Menteri Besar Kedah seharusnya dan sewajarnya telah menyelesaikan isu-isu ini."
Beliau turut melahirkan kebimbangan masalah yang sama akan "menjangkiti negeri-negeri lain."
"Kebimbangan saya ialah perpecahan di Kedah akan merebak ke negeri-negeri lain. Keadaan ini sudah tentu perlu dikawal.
"Sebelum kita mencari penyelesaian, kita perlu mencari punca masalah," katanya.
Semalam DAP Kedah memutuskan untuk keluar daripada Pakatan Rakyat ekoran tindakan kerajaan negeri itu yang didakwa tidak menyelesaikan siri isu sejak selepas pilihan rayau mum 2008.
Keputusan untuk keluar Pakatan Rakyat Kedah diputuskan oleh DAP petang semalam, demikian menurut Pengerusi DAP Kedah dan Perlis, Thomas Su.
"Ini keputusan mutkamad kami (DAP Kedah)," kata beliau.

A leader of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) has appealed to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to intervene and resolve the Kampung Buah Pala issue in Penang.

In a letter dated June 30, K. Vasantha Kumar said Najib’s intervention was “necessary” to prevent the demolition of the village and to provide hope to the 45 families living there.
“I urge the Prime Minister to have an emergency meeting with the developer to stop the demolition and return the land to the residents,” he said.
Vasantha Kumar, who was among five Hindraf leaders detained under the Internal Security Act in December 2007, said if the Najib’s 1Malaysia concept was to become a reality, members of all races, languages, religions and creeds should be treated fairly and equally.
Kampung Buah Pala, popularly known as Penang’s High Chaparral, has been occupied for the past 200 years but its population has now dwindled to 45 families. It is the last known village occupied by Indians in Penang island.
In 2007, the 6.4-acre site was sold for RM3.21mil to Koperasi Pegawai Kerajaan Pulau Pinang Bhd, a cooperative, which entered into a joint venture agreement with Nusmetro Ventures (P) Sdn Bhd for a development project.
The residents had strongly objected and appealed to former Chief Minister Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon to reconsider the sale of the land, to no avail.
The villagers received a notice on Aug 30, 2007, asking them to move out so that their houses could be demolished while compensation talks were ongoing.
After a series of appeals, the Federal Court ruled in favour of the landowner and developer on June 24.
The village has been earmarked for a low medium and medium-cost housing project comprising 740 units, eight shoplots, a community hall and a kindergarten.

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Hope that this will be an intellectual talk between PAS Youth and BN Youth not just UMNO youth.
Just weeks after the unity talks proposal between PAS and Umno has been put to rest, PAS Youth is now inviting its counterpart in Umno for an “intellectual discourse” to discuss current issues.

The discourse is expected to take place after the Manek Urai by-election on July 14.

The official invitation letter was handed to Umno Youth deputy chief Datuk Razali Ibrahim by PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hassan at a joint press conference at the Parliament lobby yesterday.

Razali said the wing welcomed the invitation and would discuss it with his chief Khairy Jamaluddin and exco members.

Later, Khairy said that the invitation was a significant development.

Describing it as a brave move, Khairy said the PAS Youth showed it was brave enough to defy the decision of the PAS leadership not to have unity talks with Umno.

“I agree with the talks. Both wings can set up a joint secretariat to determine the format of the talks, the venue and also the topics after the Manek Urai by-election.

“I feel that the issues to be discussed should not be confined to Islam and Malay unity but to also include national issues.

“If we do not receive the invitation in good faith, we are doing a disservice to PAS Youth.’’

Khairy also said he may extend an invitation to the Youth wings of the MCA, Gerakan, MIC and other components of Barisan Nasional.

Asked whether this invitation had received the blessings of PAS top leadership, Nasrudin said there was no need for any blessing because the decision was made at the wing’s central committee level.

“We did not contradict anyone because it was decided by the committee,” he said.

He disagreed that it would cause another rift within the party.

“If we have this discourse and base it on the truth, then there will be no more conflict,” he said.

Nasrudin added that PAS Youth was suggesting that the discourse be made public so that there would not be any speculation or confusion.

Kedah and Perlis DAP today pulled out from the state Pakatan Rakyat coalition, saying the PAS - led government was not giving equal treatment to all kedahans.

In Penang, HINDRAF broke ties with DAP for the same reason.

lets wait and see, how long PR will survive with their motto " its all BN's fault, we are just 1 year old" .

Dirty politics is always a sin no matter who plays it or the duration of it.

for the rakyat to think.................

Here, statement from HINDRAF's Chairman against Guan Eng :


I refer to the Statement of Penang Chief Minister on Malaysiakini today throwing various wild allegations against Hindraf .

I wish to reply as follows:

He has lied and mislead the Malaysian public that Hindraf had "lied"that acquiring Kg.Buah Pala would cost the State Government RM 30 Million.

He further misleads in his statement implying that Hindraf had represented that the State Government could acquire the Kg below the market value.

The above statements by Lim Guan Eng is an absolute and blatant lie deliberately calculated to mislead the Malaysian public and divert from the real issue staring at him.

It was his own Political Secretary that had issued a statement yesterday (malaysiakini) that it would cost the state RM30 million to compensate the developers.

However we are aware of his posting on a blog and widely circulated in the emails that it costs more than tens of millions to do so.

My point is simple- where did Guan Eng get this ridiculus sum from? Why is he putting the cart before the horse? Perhaps he is not getting proper advise from his State Legal Adviser or perhaps his arrogance has cloded his mind. The necessary procedures which are lenghty and elaborate are clearly provided for in Section 18-35 Land Acquisation Act. The amount of compensation to be paid are to be assessed by the Land administrator after valuations and survey. If the amount of compensation awarded by the Land administor is not acceptable by the Developer then he would have to rely on provisions of Section 36-51 of the Land Acquisation Act where the Court would determine the appropriate compensation with the assistance of assessors.

So why is he now blaming HINDRAF for his ignorance of the Law. He has to justify how his Political Secretary came up with RM30 million or even his own Statement that it would cost more than "tens of Millions". Instead he is trying to divert from the real issue.

He further states " the forcible acquisation of Kg Buah Pala involving developed land would be of frightening magnitute and the State Government did not have the financial capability to do so".

Guan Eng is definately a liar and hoodwinking the public. Kg Buah Pala is not a developed land in the first place. I may be thousands of miles away but i will vouch it is a yet to be developed land and the developers had done nothing on the piece of land as yet. So WHAT IS HE FRIGHTENED ABOUT. The villagers have been occupying the land for 200 years and the land is developed in this modern day as a cultural village by the poor and defenceless people of Penang with their own sweat and blood. If the land is worth hundreds of millions of Ringgit because it is developed then the compensation should be to the owners as they are the real developers of the land at the present moment.

Guan Eng claims that the land which is believed to be transfered under dubious manner by the previous BN Government is the fault of the previous Government. But he must remember that the actual transfer of the said land had occured during his tenure as the Chief Minister.

If the previous Government had made a fraudulent deal then he is part of the fraudulent transaction for having sanctioned the transfer after he became the Chief Minister.

The need of a roof over one's head is a basic neccessity just like food and clothing. These poor people have been there with a little space/compound (for their children to play) and a safe roof for 200 years in a piece of land given to them on trust by the Brown family. So why now rob them of the basic necessity? Guan Eng had also lied that the people was offered compensation of RM200,000 and that many had accepted the offer and moved.But in actual fact they were offered RM90,000 by developers far below market value and which is insuffient for them to buy a new property in any part of Penang and the actual number of houseowners who accepted the shortchanged deal were 7 and not many as claimed by Guan Eng ( 5 Malay families and 2 Indian families). As far as i am concerned he is a heartless man for lying and colluding with the developers in uprooting these people with a peanut offer of RM90,000. The villagers had clearly stated that it is not an issue of compensation but a matter of preserving their peaceful existence in their hereditary cultural living over a safe roof. The basic need of a safe roof is a fundamental Human Right. As a responsible Chief Minister and a man who claims to lead the Democratic Party he should be the first to protect and preserve their homes but instead robbing them of thier basic necessity and Human dignity. HINDRAF would vigourously resist any attempt to take away this fundamental right and dignity even if it means ending our friendship with DAP.

Yes I agree HINDRAF has been infiltrated by BN stooges and Police Special Branch which is trying hard to break the Movement. But i will not sit idle and see him destroy the fundamental right in the name of development of not only Indian Community but of any community for the matter.

HINDRAF calls upon other Pakatan Coalition leaders to advice this heartless Chief Minister.

P.Waytha Moorthy



Kedah DAP has pulled out from the state Pakatan Rakyat coalition, saying the PAS-led government was not giving equal treatment to all Kedahans.

State DAP chairman Thomas Su said the most recent issue involved the demolition of an illegal pig slaughterhouse at Kampung Berjaya in Jalan Putra here.

He said the state government failed to handle the issue properly.

“Although the slaughterhouse was operating on land belonging to the Alor Setar City Council, the state government had the power to postpone demolition work.

“This would have given more time for the Kedah Pigs Trader and Slaughterer Association to find a new site,” he said at a press conference after witnessing the demolition work on the illegal slaughterhouse here Wednesday.

Mayor Datuk Khazali Din was quoted as saying recently that the slaughterhouse was built illegally on the site 30 years ago, and the council had ordered the association to vacate the premises several times since 1995, with the latest such directive issued in May.

However, the association had asked for a postponement until the end of June this year, to give it time to find a new place, Su said, claiming that Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak had supported its application.

Su said that the one-month grace period was not enough for the association to find a new location for the slaughterhouse.

“Another issue that we feel the state failed to handle amicably was the 50% housing quota for bumiputras in the state,” he said.

Su said that he would inform the national DAP headquarters on the state’s decision.

Azizan said the decision on the new location for the slaughterhouse should be made by the association that runs the premise.

“I was told that the association has submitted an application to the Pendang district office for a piece of land in Kampung Cina on June 26 and the district office technical team is studying the application,” he told newsmen after chairing the state executive council meeting on Wednesday.

Azizan said that decision to postpone the demolition of the slaughterhouse must be made by the council and the state government could not interfere with it.

The Pakatan council will be holding an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the pullout.



By Wong Mung Chee @ Malaysia Today

Dear Guan Eng

I read with care your posting on the call to HINDRAF to wake up and not blame you for the people’s predicament.

You may well remember (or perhaps you and your kuncu-kuncu have now forgotten) that before the last General elections these residents of Kg.Buah Pala did see you and your Kuncus to highlight their problem. Mind you they were already at that time battling a losing war in the Malaysian Courts of Injustice. You and your kuncus made promises that should you win and take over the State you would give the people of Kg.Buah Pala a SOLUTION.

You can’t be as stupid as you sound. You know pretty well what you are talking about. The losing LEGAL battles of these poor and defenseless people are separate matter all together so I repeat “DON’T PRETEND TO BE A FOOL AND NOT UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE THE ISSUE AT HAND.” Do not hide behind the Federal Court Ruling and say that you respect and uphold the Rule of Law. The residents are now not talking about the decision of the Federal Court but THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SOLUTION THAT YOU HAD PROMISED THEM BEFORE THE ELECTIONS. In any event if you had respected the Rule of Law why then did you when you were jailed many years ago claim that you were wronged by the decision of the highest court of Law. If you respect the Rule of Law that you are talking about then we should all accept and refer you as EX CONVICT, the CM of Penang.

Now coming back to the issue of SOLUTION you knew pretty well even before the elections that the SOLUTION lies in the LAND ACQUISATION ACT but somehow now you pretend to play dumb by talking about the Ruling of the Federal Court and that you do not have powers to question the said Ruling.

The ONLY PERSON in the State of Penang who can find the solution is you as you are the sole person under the above act who could ACQUIRE THE LAND for these poor people. Let us not deviate from The Court Rulings or the wrong doing of the previous government or UMNO blah!! blah!!. Those are separate matters which need to be addressed by the authorities in the country and as a Parliamentarian I would expect you to make a big ha!!! Ha!!! in parliament on this and not foolishly try to deviate by attacking HINDRAF.

Shame on you Guan Eng as even as an ordinary layman I can see the manipulation of your words.

Now coming back to the LAND ACQUISATION ACT, perhaps you may want to read the following sections and seek proper legal help- Sec 3,8, 18,19,21,22, 36,49,58, 60,63.

Well I don’t want to go on the whole lot of the act but let me remind you of your mighty powers as a Chief Minister under

Section 3 (1) The State authority may acquire any land which is needed

(a) for any public purpose

(b) for any purpose which in the opinion of the State authorities beneficial to the ecomonic development of Malaysia...or to public generally or any class of public

Now the question is why are you refusing to use this power conferred upon you???? Answer this Guan Eng and don’t pretend to be like a fool hiding behind the decision of the Federal Court. Yes the Court has made a decision but these people have been battling their losing war long before you became the CM. Now that they have lost they are asking you to fulfill your election promises which are separate matters.

Perhaps now that you sit in that mighty seat of yours you have forgotten your promises because at the time of making those promises you knew you wouldn’t fulfill it anyway so what the heck. Now do you stand to benefit from the developing project which would enrich an UMNO company? Perhaps you have been promised a cut by UMNO I don’t know!!!!

But you are answerable to the rakyat why you are refusing to use the above sections.

Yes maybe you have prevented the demolition of the Kg since last year. But you didn’t have to use your mighty power to do that – only the power of persuasion that you held as Chief Minister.

We may be simple people but we understand well the meaning and difference between the power of persuasion and the absolute power you hold as a CM.

Thank you for providing all the minute details of the dealings between the previous CM and the UMNO linked company but that smells of corrupt practice by the previous Government. Why are you saying all these only now – even so it is a matter public interest that as a responsible CM you should have lodged Police reports against the BN culprits and not shift the blame on HINDRAF to demonstrate against the BN. You may well bring this to the Parliament- and I ask you why now Guan Eng ???? Were you trying to cover up for them????

Let me now take a passage from your writing:

“The Penang state government regrets the highly irresponsible and irrational actions of Hindraf in targeting the Penang state government over the actions taken by the developer to evict residents in Kampung Buah Pala. Hindraf wants the state government to act against the court order obtained by the developer to evict the residents. This the state government can not do as Pakatan Rakyat governs under the rule of law and is compelled to respect any court order issued.”

HINDRAF or the Kg People never said anywhere that “they wanted you to act against the court order”. Let us be focused Guan Eng don’t be mischievous. Don’t say things that were never said or else you will be “torched” as a liar. Don’t have an addition to the Ex convict pangkat you already have.

Yes no doubt the eviction is by the Capitalist Developers. But again only you have the power to stop this by invoking your power under Sec 3 on grounds of PUBLIC INTEREST. The people are angry because you are not doing anything on the eviction WHEN YOU COULD ACQUIRE THE LAND.

Now lets see this;

“On the other hand, there have been suggestions that the Penang state government forcibly acquires the land under for a public purpose under the Land Acquisition Act. Doing so would play into the hands into the developer who would be able to reap enormous profits without putting in a single cent.”

What do you mean by saying doing so would mean to allow the developer to reap enormous profits without putting a single cent ?? Come on, those guys paid for it albeit for a lesser price.

“Much as the Penang state government would wish to do, cancelling the project and forcibly acquiring the land would incur costs beyond the financial capability of the state government. We are NOT talking about millions of ringgit or tens of millions of ringgit here!”

Ooi!!! are you saying you are going to lose hundreds of millions of ringgit here, when the land was forcibly cheated from the villagers for merely about 3 million at value but now within few years it has rocketed to hundreds of millions. But read the official statement given by your own assemblyman for Komtar and your Political Secretary today in Malaysiakini that the State would need RM 30 million to compensate the developers.

So which is which now Guan ENG- hundreds of million or 30 million. Are you trying to do a BN on us by claiming hundreds of millions out of this whole sage and then shortchange the “poor and helpless developer” by paying them peanuts of 30 million ringgit?????

Look at the second line of the above statement- “canceling the project”- canceling whose project Guan ENG? Why are you so worried about the developers having to cancel their project. The Acquisition Act does not provide for compensation for “cancelled projects”. I wonder why you seem to worry for them. Are you losing your commissions? ???

In any event why jump the gun on the amount to be compensated by the State Government in event of ACQUISITION? ???. The procedures on payment come much after a long procedure to be complied by your state as per Sections 18 – 35. Those are clear procedures and in event the compensation are not agreed upon by the developer then go to Part V of the Act ie Section 36-51.

To cut a long story short the amount of compensation to be paid are to be determined by the Land Administrator after valuations and survey. If this award is not accepted the developer is not entitled to go to Court and he needs the cooperation of the Land Administrator to take it up to the Court.

Even in Court look at section 40 (2), the Court would have to appoint 2 assessors and there is a whole list of possible reputable persons who could assist the Judge on the assessment of compensation.
So Guan Eng Look at the Act clearly- Do you now fear the “Rule of Law” that you highly spoke about.

Its funny when it comes to the point of protecting the poor and helpless, it is decided arbitrarily but when it comes to the right of the Capitalist Developers the whole works of the system are with them- The Judiciary, Government and its Machinery, Police, Lawyers, Politicians and the latest the “great political party which championed the rights of the people DAP”.

So Guan Eng stop the lie of having to pay out hundreds of millions of compensation. The poor people need protection and not your lies.

Even publicly you go around stating that each family is given $200,000.00 which is unsubstantiated. You know what I mean, tell me frankly are you sure of this fact as it will haunt you in your attempt to hoodwink the public. Speak to the families and see who is getting $200,000.00 if you really care. You never got to the root of the problem but decided to play the BN game to save your own skin.

Do not divert to Hindraf not demonstrating against other party- the point is at the moment, as it stands you and only you have the POWER and if you do not exercise it for the benefit of the poor and helpless who had legally occupied the Land under trust for 200 years until they were cheated then why the hell did the people give you the power????

You don’t have to talk about the first Indian Deputy Chief Minister. Mind you if not for Waytha Moorthy issuing statements and demanding for a Deputy Chief Minister immediately after the General elections you wouldn’t even have bothered to put your puppet Ramasamy.

Don’t pull the wool by saying DAP did this and that for the Indians. Yes you would have done it but so what? Isn’t that your duty.

I do not want to comment on your other points meant to divert from the main issue at hand ie ACQUISITION.


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