Friday, July 31, 2009
Poll from Anil Netto's blog
Do you support Guan Eng's move to revoke the development order in Kg Buah Pala?
- Yes, it's the right move to be on the people's side (86%, 1,012 Votes)
- No, he should have tried other options (11%, 125 Votes)
- Don't know (3%, 35 Votes)
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I must say that my theory of the flanking attack on Penang state government is clear and real. The demonstration by Indian MIC Youth is clearly a representation that BN is now stepping efforts to create chaos and also to ensure that Pakatan government falls. Enemies are plentiful but it is time to march alongside with the residents of Kampung Buah Pala as one to resolve this through heart to heart discussions rather than taking to the streets. Remember this, Hindraf and the residents are not even there. Although there are reports that 2 of the residents were there, I believe the issue of bread and butter rule the day. I am taken aback that MIC is taking this step. Let alone, Lim Guan Eng taking this in the first place. Why MIC needs to march to Komtar? I must say that the rule of law must apply.
MIC - you are just as responsible as your other component parties. I dare say this with the minutes given out to the public . You were powerless and you took the step to muddle the water. Enjoy yourselves in the hands of the police. Penangites are friendly people and we know nothing more nothing less - you are the tool of the BN's plot to destablise the government. I hold you responsible for all the the wrongdoings in the state. Let's see each other in the polls again. I will vote against BN anytime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Extract-he night before, I was at the public forum for Teoh Beng Hock. Last night, I attended to the Kampung Buah Pala meeting. The residents came in streams. It was evident that the residents wanted answers. Otherwise, 23 families would not have showed up. Seriously, there is a disjoint from the very beginning and I believe "mysterious" elements were swaying the entire issue from the North to the South. Nevertheless, the Chief Minister made it very clear that no one other than the residents will be allowed to be present. I am sure the Hindrafs and lawyers were fummingly made for such a request. At least for now, I am certain that decision held well. I am giving an update of what has happened. After all, being shouted at during the first meet, I had the nasty taste of what this so-called lawyer is capable of. He called me a bloody bastard and of course ended up with the term "go away office boy!" Sure Mr lawyer, you will have your day in the courts but I am serving the people and my Chief Minister is the rightful leader of the state.
The residents came in just about 8 pm. Being early for some, this experience may be quite overwhelming for some. I am certain that for many they were here to show their displeasure of the recent months leading to this meeting. I waited for the guests at the lower level 3. I knew that tension is high but I showed high respects to the residents and of course taking questions if there were any. The lawyer tried to ask for permission to head up with the residents and I took the opportunity to courteously gave him my thoughts. "You are not allowed up. Specific instructions from the Chief Minister that only residents are allowed." The lawyer rebutted " I am a resident of Penang unlike some leaders who are parachuting from Melaka." I replied, "At least he has gotten the mandate whereas you didn't. " Before he could reply, I walk away. "I am a Penangite and I am sure you are too. How can you let a Melaka resident boss you around." I replied within the crowd " Sir, you are out of line. I am working for the Penang State Government and you are not. So, please QUALIFY YOUR STATEMENT." Tension built up and Himashu of The Sun grabbed hold of me and ask me to chill. He saw the side of me that many didn't. A committed Penangite who believe that Penang is under seige by collaborators like him.
My question - why am I here? I could have decided not to. However, I had a theory for the past 4 months now. This Kampung Buah Pala incident is clearly an attempt by the Barisan Government to create chaos within the state. Obviously, well-timed, the attack on PR government in Selangor nearly achieved its objective if not for the unfortunately demise of Teoh Beng Hock. I am certain Kedah was the second. The BN government probably felt the crack within PR was the best opportunity that can ever happen while the emergence of the Human Rights Party would anger many Indians around the country to come and do a mexican stand-off in Penang on August 3. I write this with full conviction that if there were any disruptions, the BN led Federal Government would call for an emergency rule and shut the machinery of the state government down. I stand by my prediction.
Obviously, all of the parties - whether it was Hindraf or the lawyers or even the residents who are against the state are seen as the possible collaborators of the BN led government. It is no longer racial but the future of the state at stake. I had been very vocal in my text messages that could have angered some but I had to. For unselfish gains, this PR government is the rightful government of the day. Internally and externally, I will stand by my commitment to serve the party just like Teoh Beng Hock did until his untimely death. The residents will meet CM again this Friday. I will be there again. Why? 23 families have finally met the CM and he has lost his agenda.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I speak because I have seen so many flanking attacks by the ruling government. Don't get me wrong. MACC is not all evil. MACC is not all destructive. I believe some are puppets of certain individuals. Some are just puppets to be a poster boy to some political leaders. I stand here not being able to stomach what has been said by BN for the past 2 days. Let his death be a tipping point. I stand by my words a father to my children, a husband to my wife and a party member of DAP. I am pissed. My enemy is BN. Sure - no permanent enemies but it is time.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I speak as a Malaysian. I speak with pain and despair seeing crooks robbing the folks at Buah Pala. I see lawyers calling YB and special officers – Office boys. Why all these name calling ?? Why not speak about this poor soul that died today? The time has come for people to rise above the occasion. So what if it is 1 Malaysia where we can’t even trust the authorities anymore? So what if you form 1 Malaysia Foundation where non of the trustees will ever know about death within their own family under the custody of the authorities. It is time my fellow Malaysians. It is time !
Last nite, the Buah Pala residents were expected no show but true to the surprise of many, 9 families turned up. The meeting behind closed doors lasted for 2 hours. I didn't go in but I knew a deal was struck. After all, office boys like myself can't go in. Thank god the lawyer didn't come. I believe Hindraf is a lousy organization. After all, with the death of Teoh Beng Hock, I wonder why there is such a silence on this end?Aren't they suppose to be speaking up against social justice? Hindraf, my ass!
I wear black today. Like many Malaysians, my heart goes out to the Teoh's family. He didn't die in vain. He just went to sleep and we are now in him all the way. Labor Omnia Vincit (Labor Conquers All)
Saturday, July 11, 2009
This is what KTK said "I would also like to ask him (Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng) to announce and make public a chronology of the promises that DAP leaders had made before and during the last general election on this issue and quote what they have said themselves (to the residents) just as he had quoted from the 'presumably' exco minutes"
So Thamaraj, since you have chosen your path path, I think you should lighten up and treat folks at Komtar with respect. Koh Tsu Koon is playing you into a corner. Always qualify your statement because each day goes by, you are looking not so good by the day. Why am I saying this ?
Firstly, if it was really a caring BN government, why did they sell it away and at discounted price? This land could have been earmarked for heritage and your fellow residents would have gotten the best treatment ever. After all, you failed to do so and is it because you are covering your failures? In fact, you should ask KTK to resign as Minister since the KPI for good governance is missing on his part. Hence, he has no moral rights to even ask my Chief Minister list out the things that was promised. Check http://www.anilnetto.com/ website. See how many people are demanding KTK to explain. I guess Thamaraj is trying to set himself up to become the next ADUN of Seri Delima. After all, if he is sincere, he wouldn't have said lots of things. Anyway, I am a tax payer and I have a right to voice my views. Mr. Thamaraj, you are being used by BN, Hindraf for the own ends. Better you regroup and speak to the state on suggestions. I believe sending out CDs won't get back your land. You will maybe get yourself elected in the expense of your fellow residents. Enough said. Sad case we see at Kampung Buah Pala - not Thamaraj but the remaining residents being led by a few misinformed persons.
Statement from P. Waythamoorthy
Posted by admin
Friday, 10 July 2009 10:53
Whilst HINDRAF appreciates the part revelation of Penang Chief Minister on the Kg.Buah Pala Saga, we are however surprised that he had carefully chosen what should and what should not be revealed.
From the revelations, we are not in the slightest doubt that the BN under its previous Chief Minister Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon and his cohorts had robbed the poor and defenceless people of Kg. Buah Pala of their land and they should be held accountable.
ARE YOU VERY SURE? PLEASE SEE TO YOUR GUYS IN MALAYSIA. THEY HAVE SOLD YOU OUT BY ISSUING STATEMENTS THAT SO ARE SO CONFLICTING.
However Guan Eng has to clarify the following points:
· How was the land that was given to the villagers and held in trust by the Government sold to private developers in the first place;
PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT'S DOING - WHY ASK THE STATE GOVERNMENT WHO IS HELPING THE PEOPLE THERE.
· Since it was plainly obvious from the documents that the land was robbed from the people then why did Guan Eng and his Government allow the fraudulent transfer to take place after he and his Government came into power;
ADMINISTRATIVE WAYNE, ADMINISTRATIVE.
· Why didn’t Guan Eng adhere to the advice by the resident's previous Lawyer that the transaction of the previous Government could be revoked by him as fraud is involved;
ASK YOURSELF THIS - WITH SO MUCH LAND SCANDAL IN THE PIPELINE, MAYBE YOU CAN WORK WITH THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO LOOK INTO THIS.
· Why did Guan Eng keep mum on this fraudulent transaction by the previous Government for these many months? Why the failure to lodge Police Reports and to the MACC if he was aware of the fraud by BN? Why hasn’t Guan Eng raised the matter in Parliament though he has been elected for more than 15 months now?
MUM - THE STATE ARE NO COWBOYS - THEY NEED TO CHECK FACTS UNLIKE HINDRAF
· How can land sold at RM3.21 million suddenly “rocket” up to hundreds of millions after the land has been transferred to the developers by the Guan Eng Government.
A TOTAL BLATANT LIE - GO CHECK THE CHRONOLOGICAL OF EVENTS
· Why is Guan End deliberately dragging his feet in finding a permanent solution to the problem ie exercising his authority under the Land Acquisition Act ?
YOU HAVE THE MONEY WAYNE? YOU HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY THE DEVELOPER? YOU DON'T LIVE ON THIS FREAKING ISLAND WHILE WE DO. WE DON'T ENJOY FREE ACCOMODATION UNLIKE YOU.
· Why was Guan Eng’s Exco members exerting pressure on the village residents to accept the peanut offer of compensation by the developer;
RULE OF LAW - HINDRAF FORGETS THAT THERE IS SUCH THING CALL LAW. FEDERAL COURT HAS RULED AGAINST THE RESIDENTS. WHAT ELSE.
HINDRAF warns Guan Eng against using unfriendly language in his Press Statements especially accusing the residents of displaying aggression, hostility and arrogance for refusing to see him yesterday. The villagers have made it clear that they wish to be represented by a Legal Representative of their choice and not by a representative chosen by Guan Eng. He should not make a mockery of himself by further complicating the matter by coercing the people into submission with his bullying and high handed tactics.
YOU SHOULD BE THERE WAYNE. CALLING NAMES AND SHOWING FISTS TO GOVERNMENT OFFICERS. YOU CALL THAT SOLVING THE PROBLEM? DON'T BE A SISSY OKAY?
Over the last one week, Lim Guan Eng had diverted from the main issue and has personally and through his cohorts been diverting from the real issue. The Kg Buah Pala Residents had repeatedly insisted that they are not interested in any form of compensation but only want to preserve their livelihood. But Guan Eng plays deaf by talking about compensation and raising fear of unimaginable magnitude of compensation to the developers.
COHORTS? YOU HAVE MORE WAYNE. ONE LAWYER CALLED INDRAN WAS SHOWING HIS FANGS BUT REPEATED TELLING THE PRESS HOW CONCERNED HE WAS. I DOUBT HE IS FROM BUAH PALA.
In addition, he insinuates that HINDRAF is a collaborator of BN. Guan Eng must remember HINDRAF is apolitical and we do not condone any wrong doing by any Government. In this case, why blame us for not condemning the BN when you and your colleagues have quietly played along with BN and attempted to sweep the matter under the carpet, perhaps motivated by the “unimaginable” sum.
OF COURSE, UTHAYAKUMAR GOT BACK HIS PASSPORT DIDN'T HE? COME ON, WE ARE NOT BLIND. WE ARE NOT BLIND. HINDRAF MUST MAKE IT VERY CLEAR...OFFER SOLUTIONS THAT ARE WORKABLE.
HINDRAF only interfered after desperate appeal by the villagers; and if not for the action taken by HINDRAF 4 days prior to the demolition date, Guan Eng and his BN corrupt allies would have been celebrating by now.
CORRUPT ALLIES? PAKATAN RAKYAT GETS THE BRICKBAT WHILE BN RUNS AWAY. WHERE IS YOUR DEMO OUTSIDE UMNO, GERAKAN, MCA AND MIC OFFICE? POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK
To date, Guan Eng has not answered all the queries I raised in my Statement issued on the 1st July 2009 and is continuously using diversion techniques that we see used frequently by BN.
If he is sincere in using “all the legal avenues of resolving the issue” as claimed, then the only option is the Land Acquisition Act. He should erase the delusion that hundreds of millions of compensation is involved when the act clearly states that a reasonable sum only need be paid.
AND SET THE PRECEDENCE THROUGHOUT THE STATE? HINDRAF BROTHERS, YOU GOT MONEY TO PAY OR NOT.
WAYNE - COME BACK FROM LONDON. I BELIEVE THE TEA AND COFFEE THERE HAS MADE YOU A LITTLE DISALLUSION. IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP TO THE CALL OF JUSTICE BY BEING HERE ON THE GROUND. SEE YOU OR SHUT UP!