Koh Tsu Koon, then give us the whole truth about Kampung Buah Pala
Posted on August 31st, 2009 by Lilian • Filed under: politics
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The Star reported Koh Tsu Koon said this,
“This is unfair, and if he (LGE) wants, we can answer all his allegations. We had found solutions to the problems faced by the villagers but it was the Opposition that then tried to create problems,” he added when opening the Penang Gerakan’s annual delegates conference yesterday.
I know many people don’t care about Kampung Buah Pala anymore. But I do. I do because by tomorrow, if no one intervenes, the bulldozers will come again. Women, children and old folks will once again have to be immobilised to be human barricades.
But here we have one ex-leader who was responsible for selling the land talking without offering any solution for them. If Koh Tsu Koon is genuinely concerns for these villagers, he would have intervened from day one and not wait until the eleventh hour to talk cock.
Koh Tsu Koon said they had found the solutions to the problems faced by the villagers. Is this the solution he was talking about?
22 March 2007: The cooperative released a compensation offer to Kampung Buah Pala residents, offering each family a 850 sq ft house worth RM75,000, relocation payment of RM1,000 and rental subsidy of RM750 per month for a period of 36 months until the houses were constructed. For residents who were were not interested in the offer, the cooperative offered one-off payments of RM90,000 per family.
Well, according to M. Sugumaran the resident association chairman, the bulldozers wanted to demolish the houses but Karpal Singh (was in then in the opposition) was there to stop the demolition because the 23 villagers felt the compensation of a flat is unfair. I verified this by asking Karpal Singh if he really did go to the village to stop demolition and he confirmed he did.
The villagers then went to Legal Aid Centre and engaged Cecil Rajendra. They went to the High Court and won their cases. But unfortunately, they lost their case at the Appeal Court and then, again lost their case in the Federal Court.
It is disgusting for a man in Koh Tsu Koon calibre to keep quiet until now and want to stir shits at the last hour. You are after all our chief minister for so many years (19?) and yet, where were you when you are supposed to be the opposition and fight? Did you stay around to fight for the villagers’ rights against Lim Guan Eng’s government? No, you didn’t. You crawled out quietly, left the island, went through the back door and never show your face here to do real justice.
Your men are only good at picking petty issues like how much Lim Guan Eng’s rented house costs. Remember that if Gerakan is a political party that deserves respect, Gerakan should have fought for justice, democracy, our Penangite rights and more. Not picking petty issues, darn it!
Koh Tsu Koon, take this from me, a voter and a Penangite. You failed as the ruling government and you fail as an opposition. KPI = 0.