Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Its on!

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 (Bernama) -- Gerakan acting president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng have agreed to hold an open debate on the land issue in Penang, expected to be telecast live on Aug 20, according to the organiser, electronic news portal's editor Hanafiah Man said the one-hour debate on the topic, "Kisah Benar: Kontroversi Tanah di Pulau Pinang" (True Story: The Land Controversy in Penang), would be held at the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) hall from 9pm on that day."This debate is expected to be carried live by one of the Media Prima television channels," he told Bernama here today.Hanafiah said the debate was being organised to enable the public to obtain information directly from both sides so as to avoid confusion over the issue. The format to be used will be the same used by AgendaDaily for the debate on the oil price issue between Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek and Parti Keadilan Rakyat advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on July 15."Both sides can appoint their own panels to ask questions, just like in the previous debate," Hanafiah said, adding that attendance at the debate would also be by invitation.He said both sides could give 50 names to obtain invitations to the debate and others interested to attend could surf the website, for information.Chairman of the DBP Board of Governors, Datuk Johan Jaafar was again chosen as moderator for the upcoming debate, he added.-- BERNAMA

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