Trump card that could save High Chaparral?


Could this be the lifeline that could save Kampong Buah Pala from demolition on 2 Aug? This adds to the uncertainty faced by the developer. Check out this excerpt from a Sun report:

The Kampung Buah Pala saga took a twist today when the state government revealed a trump card in its bid to protect villagers from an impending demolition after the Aug 2 eviction deadline.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng showed reporters a provision under section 116 of the National Land Code that stipulates a building on alienated land cannot be demolished, altered or extended without prior consent in writing of the appropriate authority.

Lim said although a writ of possession had been served on the villagers, the developer still needed local government approval to conduct demolition of the houses.

“I am directing the land and mines office to refer this matter to the courts,” Lim said at a press conference in his office.

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Jebat musibat

I like the way you are.

You making more peoples getting more angry on BN.

Thanks for your ‘enlighten’. 😉


Mr Derrick Fernadez, a lawyer, PJ City Councillor and Legal Adviser to Selangor Pakatan Government and Menteri Besar of Selangor have issued a Press Statement on 29/7/09 that Penang State Government can save Kg Buah Pala and will only cost nominal refund of the Premium paid by the Cooperative. He said that the Title issued on 27/3/2008 by Pakatan Government have restriction of interest which bars any dealings on the Land without express consent from the State, and as such without Pakatan State Consent, the Land shall cannot be developed for any commercial purpose and therefore does not have commercial… Read more »


Kampung Buah Pala resident is a bunch of … 200k offered but still want more. Kampung Buah Pala offered 200k still reject. Jalan Perak offered how much? Lorong Perak offered how much? West Jelutong offered how much? If these 20 remaining … can hold up state development, imagine what will happen when others do the same thing. From air itam to batu feringi , there will be lots of “illegal”/TOL houses going to be torn down in next 5 years. LGE / Pakatan said they are pro rakyat. What happen to the rakyat that have purchase the developement unit? Are… Read more »


there are too many s— developer at penang, they delay your house and doen not want to pay accordingly to s&p. they will offer this much take it or leave it!!! can´t even cover the bank interest!!!

anna brella

What to do when your house is burning down: 1. Call the Fire Brigade ASAP. The Fire Brigade (FB) to respond ASAP. This is even so if you dislike the FB’s Head of Operations and he/she dislikes you. The FB is a professional service which is set up by citizens for their benefit and which is funded by all citizens and taxpayers, which includes you. 2. The Fire Brigade’s main priority/role is to put out the fire ASAP and save lives and the burning property. The FB to focus on your burning house and use whatever available means and water… Read more »


this issue is very simple,is being manupulate by some outsider who is trying to be hero like they are god who can save the village….media side,ofcoz tau sama taula,they will make the story even more interestingloh….then dont follow blindly!!!!



We know what BN can do and is worst than PR. So K, U think ISA, Sedition acts, using mata2 to stop peaceful gatherings, UMNO and MCA leaders have been taking kitty for their use all committed by BN is Okay. What else can PR goes beyond that. U and and bull and cock story.


Lucia / CS We are talking about solving problems here and NOT about who is to blame. KTK is no longer the CM… LGE and Anwar had made a promise to the residents of the Kg Buah Pala to protect their village. It is shocking that some of the people here have turned on Anil for daring to be critical of LGE. This is really worrying to see that leaders and supporters of a party that stands for democracy, free speech and human rights so violently intolerant to such mild and justified criticisms. It makes one shudder that what will… Read more »


If the documents are legal enough for the decendents to claim rights to their land this will save everybody from hearing all kind of accusations and insults. Lets hope some smart lawyers from Hindraf or Pakatan can follow up so everyone can get on with their lives!


JC, That’s why I have been saying….Even if LGE would caveat the land, I would prefer that LGE & his team build public housing instead. Frankly, Kampung Buah Pala is a ramshackle village. It resembles a slum just like the one in Calcultta. It’s equally cruel to see such village is preserved so that they can be gawked at… Well, my question to some villagers in High Chapparal. Do you wanna be gawked at? If LGE is manhandled into acquiring the land costing more money. That too another issue when LGE govenrment is having 50 million deficit. We have yet… Read more »


K, be cool — propagandist every where these days



you can keep your melaka …we penangites are far more better off than your backward state with hardly any promises for betterment …


dear k look at the disclosure of the documents … is this mess created in the first place by the LGE govt? i think LGE is trying his level best to resolve the problem without breaking the law or get sued. If the penang govt get sued or pay compensations, who’s money is it do you think goes to pay the suit if it is won? It’s our tax money lar… the person or govt who created this mess should be the one, for god sakes help to resolve it than saying “there you go, LGE is blaming __ again”… Read more »

anna brella


Thank you for posting the link to the kbp blog here.

“Imagine Power To The People” John Lennon.


I just had to be at Komtar the other day. Darshan and Indran…well…let me start off with Indran – he just wanted journalist to see him. Refusal to even give his name. I didn’t make this up – watch the video taken by Citizen Journalist. Ranting away about 27 March 2008. Dei….the premium was paid by developer by March 16. Apala you? You got Samy Vellu’s attention – now go back to Pemuda MIC. Darshan…..I am just surprised that your refusal to let the visitors see the CM. Your daughter insisted to be up there to … JERIT konon..come on… Read more »


I am not from Penang. My only connection to the whole debacle is that I have been poor once living in a one room shack with my mother and brother, so I understand how they feel. I’m finding it very hard to sympathise with HINDRAF(uncompromising, militant and smell heavily of personal agendas) or the kampung folks. In fact with offers of RM£200k(i stand corrected if wrong) for each displacement, i find them distastefully greedy when it was rejected. Perhaps they should find ways of settling the matter which will benefit everyone(Penangites included) instead of fighting a loosing war(federal court judgement… Read more »


well that is your opinion. if you think the blog is a propaganda for the govt., so be it. others might not.

i am just informing people of the blog… let them decide (think) what they think of the blog. just because i post it up here doesn’t mean i’m a propagandist for the govt. at any rate even IF it is, why can’t i post it here? anil’s blog here take all kind of views – pro or anti govt.


LGE, can we have the court order on the transfer of trust from heritage land to TOL land, and all details & mins relating to the sale of this land published asap…


too bad, the villagers were just screwed by their same kind who has fondness for UMNO cronies.

if Mahatir called him to bark, he will.


“Why can’t the Penang state government alienated another piece of land of about 20 hectares in the main land for the villages to continue with their farming activities and solve this issue once and for all?” Good question! The problem is the KBP resident chairman, Sugumaran, said that the state government should acquire the land as the residents would not budge. Besides their uncompromising stand, his arrogance only add fuel to the crisis when he said “Just fulfil your election promise. Save our village and then find a way out. How much you have to compensate the developer is not… Read more »

anna brella

Brilliant! The Federal Court is not there to make new law or override existing law. That is a matter for Parliament and state assemblies. The Federal Court is there to interpret and apply CORRECTLY and protect federal and state laws that have been enacted and are on the nation’s RULE of Law statute book. End of story. Checkmate to the state of Penang and CM LGE and his team! Now there’s time to examine that Brown family’s express private trust deed/instrument to determine the settlor’s true intention and then use perpetuity rules to determine when the (almost certain) initial life… Read more »



The site about Kg Buah Pala that you have provided here is a propaganda site operated either by the state govt or their agents.

This only reinforces the perceptions of Penangite that LGE is far more interested in assigning blame and finding scapegoats than actually solve the issue.

Please refrain from behaving like a propagandist for the LGE govt and help us to seek a solution to the betterment of democracy and human rights in the state.

We expect PR to deliver their promises and electoral manifesto and not to resort to … propaganda tacitcs.


The idiotic, irrational and completely incompetent manner LGE handled the matter is a very serious concern for Penangite. The indisputable fact is that lGE had made a promise to the villagers and he has to fulfill it. Instead of facing the issue head on he kept avoiding the issue and blaming everyone except himself. He made numerous statements which were later proven to be wrong and inaccurate. This made him look stupid. The latest stunt about invoking the Land Code to stop the demolition look like yet another hare-brained scheme too. His release of the exco meetings on this issue… Read more »


Dr M Power,
In order to make economy to serve the people is to break the piggy bank. We don’t have Temasik Holdings. We don’t even have CPF at Penangite disposal….Wanna spend the money….I would initiate workfare……
What the heck are you talking?


for the truth of this issue, visit the kg buah pala blog.