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State govt should resolve Kg Buah Pala issue: Koh

ALOR STAR, 14 Aug 2009: The Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) Liaison Body leaves it to the Penang state government to resolve the tension in Kampung Buah Pala following the demolition order on the houses in the settlement.

Penang BN chairperson Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said only the state government was responsible to find a solution to the problem faced by the residents in the area, whose houses were ordered to be demolished.

“They are very eager to become heroes, let them be,” he said when approached by reporters after opening the Kedah Gerakan delegates conference at Tanjung Bendahara here today.

He said this when asked to comment on the tense situation at Kampung Buah Pala, Penang yesterday when a housing developer tried to demolish 23 units of houses there to make way for a housing project.

However, attempts by workers from the housing developer to enter the area were blocked by residents who had gathered since early morning on Jalan Kaki Bukit, about 100m from the entrance to the area, shouting at the workers concerned. — Bernama

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12 Responses to “State govt should resolve Kg Buah Pala issue: Koh”

  1. PM says:

    KTK, you left behind the “mess”, and then expect others to clean up after you. This only proves what a lot of Penangites think of you – you are not up to it, to say mildly.

  2. devillaine says:

    I have never seen someone more thick-skinned than this KTK guy. But the blame should have been on the reporter [who was] not truthful enough to ask him why he never resolved this problem while he was [on] the throne?

    Better don’t interview him then, if at all? And now listening to what he [says] indeed does no good at all [for] the situation [...]

    [...]

  3. Andrew says:

    Wasn’t it the previous BN state government, headed by Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, that was responsible for selling the land on which the settlement is located, to the developer?

  4. KSTan says:

    Unbelievable that an ex-chief minister would utter such [...] comments. [...] He did not even show any sympathy/compassion for those villagers in KBP who have been aggrieved.

  5. AnakPenang says:

    Koh Tsu Koon,

    Why are you [...] running away from the issue?

    You sold the land to Kooperasi Pegawai Pegawai Pulau Pinang, right?

    You did not inform the Kg Buah Pala villagers, right?

    Hence, you stir up the [issue] and you expect Lim Guan Eng’s government to clean it up!

    Do not hide behind Umno’s smokescreen.

  6. Grandma says:

    Quote: “They are very eager to become heroes, let them be.”

    I would rather they become heroes than betrayers. And even if they fail to become heroes, Penangites will not blame them for they have tried. You’re history, please disappear. We, Penangites do not want to be reminded of you.

  7. Habby says:

    Signed, sealed and delivered on a silver platter by our KPI Minister to [...] cronies. What answer can you expect?

  8. elaine says:

    [...] Somehow he is right, the state government should resolve it: I mean the state government [during] that time that facilitated the sale of this piece of land — his Gerakan government. [...]

  9. silent says:

    It is better that KTK keeps quiet for the mistakes and sins he [committed against] the people of Penang while he was in power – commission and omission. [...]

  10. Wah liao! This fler damn thick face lah. This fiasco occurred way back when he was the chief minister. Now trying to pretend that he didn’t know about it. [...] every decent Penangite knows who the real culprit is. You can bet Gerakan will be stoned to death in the next GE.

  11. BS says:

    Ah Koon…this was all your mess. Don’t point your finger [at] PR….[...]

  12. Wong Ka Wai says:

    Deep sympathy to Kg Buah Pala residents as they failed at Federal Court.

    Now I believe they should seek help from MIC as MIC have pledged to assist them with 3.2 millions.


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