Sunday, August 16, 2009

Before it used to be MIC Mandores only, now we also have DAP Mandores doing the dirty work for their bosses for peanuts

Rayer: Kampung Buah Pala man must apologise to Guan Eng
PENANG, Aug 16 — Seri Delima assemblyman R.S.N. Rayer has given 48 hours to Kampung Buah Pala villagers association assistant secretary C. Tharmaraj to make a public apology to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over defamatory remarks he allegedly made or face legal action.

Speaking to reporters today, Rayer said Tharmaraj had claimed that gangsters in Air Putih, which is under Lim's constituency, were involved in the attempt to demolish houses in Kampung Buah Pala on Thursday.

On Thursday, the villagers had formed a human barricade to stop four bulldozers and a demolition team brought by a developer to evict them. Later a decision was reached after negotiations between police, representatives of the villagers, the court bailiff and the developer to postpone the demolition to Sept 1 to give time to the residents to vacate their homes. — Bernama

Guan Eng questioned over role in Kampung Buah Pala affair

LGE was questioned in the Dewan Negeri but his answers were lame, lame duck. He talk cock....accepting "the premium’s final instalment had exceeded the time limit, indicating that the validity had lapsed." as valid. Why he and his govt was so in a hurry to collect the not valid premium and issue the title knowing well there is fraud, irrugularities, a team is investigating and the Federal Court is in the middle of hearing the case.. is this what LGE is preaching us about law and order? AS CM, he could have stop the deal and wait for the outcome, why LGE failed to do the needful, bcos he did not see the rakyat first, wanted to hide his mistakes and start negotiaiting compensation. What nonsence he should be fighting nail & tooth to preserve the heritage land BUT he went against and wanted to see the villagers kicked out as squatters and a Condo built. Say it is done and not reversable, fine, what about the condition laid on the title, why LGE did not take action using his power to stop the Kop from demolishing, developing & alienating which was clearly stated in the title. Why he became a toothless tiger, or he failed to read PJ City Coumcillor Derek Fernandez pointing out the condition.

Guan Eng questioned over role in Kampung Buah Pala affair

Himanshu Bhatt and Opalyn Mok

Lim Guan Eng

GEORGE TOWN (Aug 11, 2009):
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (DAP-Ayer Putih) was questioned in the state assembly today about his own role in the Kampung Buah Pala controversy when it was pointed out that his administration had collected the final instalment payment for the land’s purchase even though the validity of the premium had lapsed.
State opposition leader Datuk Azhar Ibrahim (BN-Penaga) took Lim to task for having the land title issued to the Penang Government Officers’ Cooperative under his tenure on 27 March 2008.
Azhar said the premium’s final instalment had exceeded the time limit, indicating that the validity had lapsed. The maximum time given for the purchaser to settle the full amount was three months.
But according to the state executive council minutes, the cooperative had made its first payment of RM963,000 on 22 March 2007 and its next payment a year later, of RM2.247 million on 14 March 2009.

Azhar Ibrahim

In reply, Lim said it was the state executive council under the Barisan Nasional (BN) that had approved the alienation of the land twice (on Aug 18 2004 and June 8 2005). "The development approval had also been given by the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP)," he said.
"Once the premium was settled, the title had to be issued. This was an administrative procedure," he added, noting that the BN government had approved the deal and collected the initial payment.
He also asked why the the cooperative had been given a discounted premium of only RM10 per sq ft, which he said was akin to rompak (a robbery).

RSN Rayer

Azhar responded: "The BN government may have taken RM1 million. But it was the bapa perompak (father of robbers) who took RM2 million." Syed Ameruddin Syed Ahmad (BN-Bayan Lepas), who was a member of the previous state executive council that approved the deal, said the subsidised land transfer to the cooperative was as a compensation for land it had given to the federal government for a new court building next to Dewan Seri Pinang.
Meanwhile RSN Rayer (DAP-Seri Delima) pointed out that the MPPP had approved the demolition of the houses on the land on Dec 8 2006, long before the title had even been issued to the cooperative.
He said that such questionable practice showed the need for councillors to be elected, and for the federal government to amend the Local Government Act to allow elections at municipal level.

HINDRAF - Executives have failed; Will judiciary save Kg Buah Pala?

The Penang executives have definitely failed in their attempt to
protect Kg Buah Pala by their failure to use operations of laws that
are enacted through legislative.

It is a failure because, they have many option to exercise various
forms of acts right from stopping the transfer, investigating the
fraudulent transaction, and of course using certain power mandated by
the legislative but all to no avail. The only answer that the
executives could come up with it is the fault of the previous state
government and they can’t do anything more.

Instead of pursuing lawful attempts which are readily available to
remedy the wrongdoings that has befallen the residents, the executives
ran a ‘soap opera’ trying so hard to depict and establish the
residents in Kg Buah Pala as being unreasonable, greedy and selfish
whereas the executives are dedicated and are working for the people.
The irony about the whole incident is that the residents had truth on
their side but the executives kept distorting the truth away and was
only interested in running a fake populist agenda claiming it to be
the expression of the people’s will.

All that has spewed out by the executives over the last month and half
has nothing to do with trying to resolve the residents’ problem in
equitable terms but rather exercising their executive powers to
silent, tarnish and corner them into accepting the terms that has been
dictated by the Developer.

It is a sad turn of event for the residents, who had so much hope that
with the change, the present government will undo all the wrongs since
they had the power to do so. Yet nothing happened. Even on the day of
the demolition, not even one of the executives was there to show moral
support in the residents’ defiance against the demolition team. So
much for a so called people’s party.

The residents now have another shot to save their village through the
judiciary when their hearing comes up on August 18, 2009. Well one
institution of the democracy ie Executive power had let them down, now
let’s see if the judiciary will be more just and equitable in their
ruling for the truth.

I am pretty sure with the tainted image that prevails; the general
public would be pessimistic that any ruling that would favour the
residents. Sometimes in pessimism, lays the great hope of justice for

The Federal Court being the highest court in the land and the flag
bearer of justice for the common man when other organs of the
government had failed them can now act and show their independence for
what is the truth and equitable for the residents. The issue is
currently a national issue and closely related to the politics of the
country. By ruling for what is truthful, the judiciary may establish
itself again its independence from the executive powers.

HINDRAF sincerely hopes that the judiciary will provide the
opportunity for the residents to have a full trial in an open court so
that the residents will be able to seek justice by providing documents
and evidence of their rightful ownership of the land and establish the
mala fide conduct of executive powers.

Thank you


HINDRAF – Chairman

Counter Statement-Star N3 counter Statement! 16.08.09

Rep: No point continuing land probe on Kampung Buah Pala..

-Buah Pala residents does not signed the letter stated that they will give way for demolition on the 1st Sept ( I have the proof).

-Nusmetro will build a condominium illegally in the land that is not suitable for Highrise Building which has been confirmed by Koay Har Hwa (former ADUN of Seri Delima)

-The villagers that has signed the agreement has done it out of fear and been harrased by the state government and the agreeement is an invalid one!(I Have proofs too)

-Lim Guan Eng and Prof.Ramasamy has promised to revoke the development project using

sec116(1)(d) of the National Land Code for the past one month to the residents of Kg.Buah Pala which has been reminded by C.Tamaraj the Villagers Ass.Secretary!

-The demolition of Kg.Buah Pala should be ordered by the state government of Penang and or the Koperasi Pegawai Pegawai Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang, and not by Nusmetro as the developer which has nothing to do with the Villagers or the Land!

-RSani Rayer@Liar said 12 temporary occupancy license holder has accepted double storey terrace houses, which is not been offered to the villagers at all, which valid agreement is he talking about? There is no valid agreement or offer letter given to the resident at all( Please refer to the legal Documents of Buah Pala that I have posted earlier).

RSN Liar!, Dont make the life of the Villagers of Buah Pala as dark as you! Black History will be remembered generation by generation and the curse is on your generation too!

-Rayer is talking nonsense in his statement on not to continue the probe against the Sale of the Land to Koperasi, which falls in a totally different Issue, Building and evacuating the villager has nothing to do with the Probe on the Sale of the Land and the Probe has to be carried out by a special team with Integrity!

-Rayer came into the picture like a mushroom after rain, and suddenly appeared to be the hero and releasing press statements as if he is existing here! He has been doomed and cast-away by the villagers in Buah Pala! Where was he for so long? He is not eligible to speak anything about Buah Pala and sorry to say, this is his last term in his life as an Assemblyman.

Conscious and Unconscious!