some interesting bits from Opposition parties protest against MB
[reported in the sun online. didn't see it in the star or nst during the weekend]
SHAH ALAM (Nov 3, 2006) :There was also the "incident" about the six acres of Tmn Desaria land was reserved for a religious school and a Tenaga Nasional Berhad sub-station.
Police sealed all entrances to the Selangor state administrative building here today, forcing public delivery services to be suspended half a day after Friday prayers.
Police resorted to the harsh action after about 50 Keadilan, PAS and DAP members turned up to stage a protest, demanding transparency in the state government's handling of land alienation.
"Khir Toyo, who is also in-charge of land and financial Matters in the state executive council, was not transparent and had allowed the awarding of land to Umno leaders and their families without ensuring they were eligible," said Shamsul.
He also made the following allegations:
- Presence of elements of corruption in the land allocation issue in the interest of individuals;
- Abuse of power when status of land meant for temporary occupation (TOL) and for construction of religious school was converted and sold to Zakaria's wife, Datin Zizah Ngah;
- Non-disclosure on the criteria of awarding the land to Zizah and how it had benefited the state and the public;
- Abuse of power when the state government offered the land to Zizah at a discounted rate.
These are only what Lulu can recall, and you know-la, Lulu's memory no good, and what has been exposed so far.
Lulu doesn't think that Zak and family and Zahar and family are the only beneficiaries of the state's "generosity". There's bound to be more.
Which started Lulu thinking... KT has been MB since Y2k. He must have given out most of the Klang, Port Klang, Ulu Klang, Kg Datuk Harun, Sunway etc land to "deserving" people to the state. What else is there left to give away? Takkan nak bagi tanah kat Banting? Yang tu, so jauh and boring-la!
and what does Lulu see in NST today?
KT wants to Canal City will be built on the banks of a man-made river, an 18km waterway that will wind its way between Kg Jaya Sepakat in Puchong and Kg Sg Rambai in Jenjarom. The river will also connect Sungai Klang and Sungai Langat to reduce the velocity of water flow. "We will also create several canals that will connect to the main river. This would enable a proper river transportation system," he told the New Straits Times. The new growth centre would encompass several towns, including Kuala Langat, Banting, Dengkil and Sepang. To be jointly developed by the state’s investment arm Permodalan Negeri Selangor, Talam Corp Bhd and IJM Corp Bhd, the area would be modelled on Venice in Italy
Talam Corp? That got Lulu distracted. Talam's track record not very good. They are a PN17 company, which "coincidentally" on the 4th of Nov, the Star reports they hope to reverse PN17 status by April.
err... something's not right here?
Staying on track.
Hasn't KT heard of location, location, location ? As it is, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, with all the things going for it, is a ghost town on weekends. It has not been so successful in being a favored place to live in. Man made river running through it? A rose is still a rose by any other name. Likewise for a longkang.
Anyhow, not like Lulu's opinion is going to make any difference. [this is additional reason wht we need to Change the Menu] KT now has a "reason" to give out "development" contracts and land for the "deserving". Looks like the UMNOputeras need not worry about scraping the bowl known as Selangor for a while.
However, Lulu pula yang worried.