Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kampong Buah Pala, letter by P. Uthayakumar to Lim Guan Eng


NO.6, Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: 03-2282 5241 Fax: 03-2282 5241 Website:

16th September 2009

YAB Lim Guan Eng

Chief Miniter of Penang,

c/o Pejabat Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, By Fax No: 04-261 3003

Tingkat 28, KOMTAR 10503, Pulau Pinang. By E-Mail :

Re: 1) In memorium, Kampong Buah Pala the last Indian traditional village in Penang.

2) Buah Pala road sealed off (The Star 16/9/09 page 13)

3) Developer says Council has given approval (The Star 16/09/09 page 31)

4) You too brutas (Guan Eng, DAP, PKR, and PAS)

5) What a wonderful game you played, Guan Eng

We refer to the above matter.

With the above and of the closing chapter of the last Indian heritage village in Penang having been raped and descerated, your goodself the DAP, PKR, PAS and UMNO may rejoice. But for the two million Indians in Malaysia this is the last nail in the coffin. DAP, PKR and PAS are not very much different from the UMNO/BN regime in so far as the working class Indians are concerned.

The tears of the powerless and working class Indians of Kampong Buah Pala will remain the most painful memory in the history of the Malaysian Indians vis a vis the DAP, PKR, PAS and UMNO axis. In fact DAP, PKR and PAS/PR are more blameworthy than UMNO/BN because they have always portrayed and championed themselves as the people’s saviour government upholding democracy (DAP) Justice (PKR) and fairness (PAS).

But as the victims of Kampong Buah Pala are “merely” the working class Indians it did not matter to DAP, PKR and PAS. They were tampled with brute force using UMNOS’ police and riot police and DAP’s Chinese gangsters.

We will never forget that the DAP/PR told us:-

1) Your goodselves and PKR Anwar Ibrahim’s election promise to preserve Kampong Buah Pala if your goodselves won to rule as the next Penang state government was as good as the Tamil saying “written on running water”

2) That the Kampong Buah Pala land sold by the DAP state government for a mere RM3.2 Million has shot up to RM150 Million within just over one year and therefore cannot “bail out” Kampong Buah Pala.

3) By the stroke of a pen you could have given a letter to the Developer by virtue of Section 116 (1) (d) the National Land Code that the Penang State government does not give consent to the intended demolished of Kampong Buah Pala. But you deliberatery chose not to do so.

4) By the stroke of a pen invoking Section 76 of the National Land Code read with Section 3 of the Land Acquisition Act, your goodself could have saved this last Indian traditional village in Penang but you chose not to do so. You would have done so had it been a Malay or Chinese traditional village, e.g Weld Quay, Khoo kongsi or Kampong Melayu.

5) After initially promising that no building permission would be given to the Developer until the Kampong Buah Pala problem is settled, today The Star reports “Developer says council has given approval”

6) After promising to apply for an urgent High Court Order to stop the demolishment as there was no State government consent to demolish the houses on alienated Penang State government land in Kampong Buah Pala, nothing was done by your goodself. Now you will tell us that it is academic for you to do so.

7) Your goodself had personally called the previous UMNO/Gerakan Penang State government robbers but you had done nothing to undo their injustices especially when the people power Hindraf Makkal Sakthi had empowered you to do so.

8) Your goodself had procured your Indian “mandores” and your cyber troopers to divert attention away from the real Kampong Buah Pala issue and instead do a Hindraf bashing.

9) The last straw for us was when Lim Kit Siang, Anwar Ibrahim and Hadi Awang stood by and watched silently this “blood letting” of the poor helpless and working class Indians of Kampong Buah Pala.

You too brutals! (Guan Eng, DAP, PKR, and PAS) What a wonderful game you played, Guan Eng.

We salute the villagers of Kampong Buah Pala who had done everything possible from the peaceful protests to the traditional Indian village bull fight, to a bullock cart protest at Komtar, little children presenting your goodself with a written appeal, being beaten up by the UMNO controlled riot police, and DAP gangsters and the police arresting the villagers and finally the self immolution attempt (trying to set herself on fire after dousing herself with kerosene) by a distraught lady in Kampong Buah Pala.

All this done by goodself and DAP, PKR and PAS as your political calculation may be that the Indians would have no other alternative as they would not vote for UMNO/BN and would have no other choice or alternative but to vote for DAP, PKR and PAS in the general elections is no longer tenable. Watch and learn!

Thank you.

Your faithfully,