Botak Hill: Court dismisses defamation suit against Teh Yee Cheu

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Yesterday the Penang High Court dismissed a defamation suit against Tanjung Bungah rep Teh Yee Cheu over his remarks when he shaved his head in protest at the illegal hill-top clearing at Bukit Relau.

The suit was jointly filed by developer General Accomplishment Sdn Bhd and tycoon Tan Kok Ping. The court awarded Yee Cheu RM30,000 in costs.

This is an important decision touching on the right to freedom of expression especially for an elected rep on an issue of public concern.

Yee Cheu is now in the spotlight again for filing a private member’s motion to discuss whether the chief minister’s term of office should be limited to two terms.

If we go down this road, then the logical thing to do is to discuss at the federal level whether the prime minister’s term should be limited to two terms as well.

Meanwhile, a molotov cocktail was hurled at Penang Deputy Chief Minister P Ramasamy’s service centre in Chai Leng Park, Prai at 3am.

Ramasamy was condemned for calling controversial Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik “satan” in a Facebook post yesterday, which he has since removed.

This morning, Ramasamy officiated at a day-long public function in Komtar organised by civil society groups focussing on torture and deaths in custody.

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tunglang

Some in DAP publicly support “Fight For Justice”.
But some will never (selectively if it involves developers & money from developers).
You know who never lah.
(See the picture above)

tunglang

I saw Chow-Chow in the picture.
Will Niao Kong angrily reprimand:
“Did not I said “Toe the Cat’s Line?”
We feverishly rely on developers…, don’t you sink that in your otak?”

Utopia

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tunglang

Penang Appeals Board chides council for appealing against condo project, orders it to pay RM35,000 (the need to take public interest into account) GEORGE TOWN, April 13 — The Penang Appeals Board ordered the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) today to pay RM35,000 in total costs after telling it off for appealing against the board’s stay order over a high rise project in Tanjung Pinang off Tanjung Tokong. The board chairman Datuk Yeo Yang Poh ordered MBPP to pay costs of RM20,000 to the appellants and RM15,000 to the planning applicant. “The board has powers to grant stay orders as… Read more »

David Loman

I respect Teh for his stand on environmental issues.
But I lost respect in him for stooping so low to file motion to restrict CM terms when he faced opposition from his own party.
It would have been more honorable for him to quit the party to be a full time environmental activist.
I guess he could not let go the monetary perks and salary as a YB.

Lapala

As lone ranger in the party, its time for this maverick to switch camp to serve party like PCM, where Huan Cheng Guan can find him useful.

Shirly

PCM is joining the PAS alliance?

Shirly

Very well said David.
I could not help suspecting that YB Teh could have been ‘bought’ by BN.
If he has principles, he would have quit the party to champion his cause outside and not to cause damage to the party. For that I lost my respect for him.

lim

David, agree with you fully.

tunglang

You fellas still perpetually (for life?) enamoured of your Venerable Deity?
To the extent that any good confrontation with ‘it’ must be suspected or assumed to be otherwise of intention?
Learnt to think out of the brain-dead entrapment of idolism (an option for those who truly care more for society, environment & quality of life than for just one entity of mass-social creation /perception of venerability)

Stylo Logan

Now is a good time for YB Teh to join PKR?

calvinsankaran

This is truly a victory for all true Penangites! Of all ADUNs and MPs we have in Penang, only Teh deserves the title of YB and worth the public money he’s paid. The rest, right from the Tokong, are merely pretend to represent people but in actual fact, serves the Big Business. No doubt the legion of Tokongsters (slavish supporters of the Tokong) are furious with the court decision and DAP leaders will surely sack him from the party and won’t allow him to contest in the next GE. But I hope he stands as an Independent vs the greedy… Read more »

zoro

You work with or for big business who complain how good is Penang Gomen. So you and lge are in the same boat. Big business? But your jib is even bigger dealing with billions and can spend millions for quick trip and shop o/s in millions

calvinsankaran

You seems to forget the simple distinction between LGE and me. Tokong is a public servant and being paid by the rakyat. As such he’s legally and morally work for the people’s interest. On the other hand, I work in the private sector and answerable and accountable to my managers and employer.

zoro

very good. how come you never said that to bn? armno thinks gomen belongs to them. of course with them, you also get in return? how come they get funds to for a specific business but they treat like their own?

tunglang

Political-corporate tango finally gets a rude wake up? – not all is well for Money Talks Arrogance.
Future cases like this should be judged over by the same judge + jury – now I am waiting for Knee-Jerk minions to cry foul & wail “Miscarriage of justice” lampooned with BeeEnd (for convenience of Deity style blame game).
Hitting these corporate egos is better than heavy financial costs. The bigger their egos, the more satisfaction.

David Loman

I know Money Caused Arrogance and resulting in 7-11 party.

zoro

gomen no strategic plans to preserve heritage? so what us your small plan before coming to big plan? small plan=no plan or you want gomen to. spend the public housing money to perseve ah teng, ah khor or ah cheah’s private heritsge house at tax payer’s expenses? i will very happy if quit land tax payer’s money is used to upgrade my heritage house.

lim

Congratulations !!! sometimes some rich people do think that they are the king, we need more good judges not the likes of yusof chin…

tunglang

Invasion of the SingLanders will affect traditional trade & businesses which are a part of the outstanding universal value (OUV) of the heritage city of Penang. And state gomen drown in the Money Talks syndrome has no strategic plan to preserve what heritage assets are left before they go the SingLand way of plastic reconstruction of fakes?
Read: Century-old coffeeshop next in growing list of evictions in George Town
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/century-old-coffeeshop-next-growing-list-evictions-george-050100348.html

Still too dizzily happy for the SingLanders to buy up Penang properties & hike up rentals?

gk ong

Do not forget a high percentage of those buyers from Singapore are actually Penangites holding Singapore PR or former Penangites now Singaporeans. They made good career choice during Gerakan era to study and work in the Red Dot, now armed with strong Singapore Dollar. The locals could only look in envy when they, the locals, could only apply for PPR, and vent their frustration on blogs like this one. Truth hurts indeed.

Tua Pai Kiah

tunglang
Your children must in the 20s, and time to let them be independent to “cari makan” in SingLand. Who knows in time to come they can earn well to afford a Straits Quay’s City of Dreams home for you to enjoy twilight years with grandchildren; and you can tell the heritage tales from Madras Lane to Sia Boey while sipping Kopi Luwak ?

zoro

Tunglang prays to previous deity and he has more favour to last some time. But he us unable to get favour from this deity due to cat as his zodic sign is kow Kia. That is why he becomes Darth Vader. He is very green as we can get favours. Tunglang dies not know we cannot give discount or sell at cost. MACC and mata 2 will come to see us for courteousy visit. Even we are pasar traders, we have to sell at higher price otherwise we will be like phang or tang. Anil, as activist avoid buying at… Read more »

Shirly

Tunglang could try MyDeposit but not sure if he is eligible.

tunglang

I guess you are just shake-legs (3?) & know nothing about the real state of doing business in George Town. High rentals going surreal have affected many local businesses which face difficulties since 4 years back & now compounded by GST & falling value of Rm. It’s dunggu like you (I must assume) who don’t have a fair share of doing real business in Penang but rather the cheap talks here in anilnetto.com. Tell your assumption & no businessmen will buy it. It’s survival in a tough business climate that takes priority rather than welcoming the Singaporeans to ‘spruce up’… Read more »

zoro

Deity welcome singland to buy and now tunglang lost his kangtow. No wonder he becomes Darth Vader and his empire strikes back Unlike his previous he gets plenty favours. Singland bringing money into Penang due to be ended making ringgit smaller than Bullock cart wheel. Singland paid Penang lang to buy paint, cement and furniture with cash not iou. Penang lang not happy with cash paid? If singland wants to raise rent, tunglang wants Penang lang responsible? If developer like Tang who bought tm manggis who is now stuck like tunglang’s former deity paid and forfeited deposit, tunglang wants Penang… Read more »

Tua Pek Kong

Ah Lang is from Mdm Kee Marketing Media School. After 505 its media consultancy work not appreciated by present deity who may prefer Singland model hence Ah Lang very pissed calling present deity niaokong wondering now why he no listen to father-in-law to betraye bohhoot deity.

tunglang

Hey, you got it all wrong to assume I rely on state gomen for freelance projects.
During my years dealing with PDC’s tourism projects helmed by Madam Kee & Ong Ban Seang, I was fully employed. Where did you get the impression I relied on king tao?
What a typical DAP & Niao Kong penchant for dirt-washing others based on pre-assumption (for dirty parting-shots). Be more careful in your comments.

Ed G

Property, rental, food, basic consumer goods etc. price hikes are not just confined to Penang. I believed that most average and below average income earners are feeling the pinch of the runaway inflation ever since the 2008 financial crisis; the real cause (I believe) being the so-called monetary easing and other fiscal policies practiced by the governments and monetary authorities worldwide (including us). In fact I am rather baffled by the general ‘consensus’ among economists and policy-makers on the necessity for the existence of a certain degree of inflation for an economy to stay healthy. On the contrary, I find… Read more »

David Loman

According to a report on Oriental Daily, the shophouse of Kong Thai Lai coffee shop (广泰来茶室) in Jalan Hutton was formerly owned by Lim Chong Eu who sold it to a Singaporean (‘willing buyer, willing seller’) who in turned sold it to another Singaporean that was asking for eviction. If this is true, then former CM has no plan to preserve the living heritage of kopi tiam.

zoro

Lim chong EU asked his relative who is singland arch to design komtar. All design gave to singland.. Gelakan practise cronism.

roy

Old coffee shops need rebranding to keep up with time and get young customers. If the coffee is good then can differetiate from Starbucks or Old Town. Old Town is overrated and expensive.l

Utopia

Can certainly learn from the success of Singapore old-school kopitiam coffee Ya Kun 亚坤 (http://www.yakun.com):

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-2667729

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ya_Kun_Kaya_Toast

Ya Kun Kaya Toast (Simplified Chinese: 亚坤加椰面包) is a Singaporean chain of mass-market, retro-ambience cafes selling toast products (notably kaya toast), soft-boiled eggs and coffee. Founded by Loi Ah Koon in 1944, Ya Kun remained a small family-run stall for decades, but have expanded rapidly since Loi’s youngest son headed the business in 1999. They have over fifty outlets, mostly franchised, across six countries, and are a Singaporean cultural icon, known for their traditional brand identity and conservative, people-centric corporate culture.

tunglang

Cheers Kopi-O kau kau to Teh Yee Cheu. At last, conscience & bravery to stand for people’s right has won against the “Money Talks” sickness that daily leads to greed, arrogance & self-invented-invincibility. A good hard lesson for these recalcitrant businessmen who think of nothing but to bulldoze their money-making schemes to the hilt in the absence of Penang Local Plan. In the rainforest where the finite rule of law of the jungle stands mighty, these recalcitrants would have been devoured … by the Pantera Tigris. Teh Yee Cheu, you make my day (never mind that it is now 10:24pm).… Read more »

Lapala

RM30k is sap sap sui for KP Tan the businessman, unless some form of punishment that can dent his ego?

zoro

raj. very good. dont hide behind keyboard. join him in the open. tea ( not kopi or) for 2. more become 3 musketeers not 3 stooges. i prefer 3 terms to allow grooming of 2nd gen leaders and also indentify and fire refining them. 2nd gen lucky. they no chance to be member of kamunting club resort. teh just a foot soldier can make noise. like our. local wellbeing minister, what has he done for. the wellbeing of rakyat? licking and politiking more than actual job. just like obama. high expectation but just good in making speeching. if teh becomes… Read more »

tunglang

Hopelessly helpless over-reliant on a Deity!
As if there is no Saviour for Penang!
Joss sticks business looking forward to such minion’s pai ah, pai ah, pai ah. Bo pai, si ah, si ah, si ah!!!

Tua Pai Kiah

halleluyah

zoro

Better than you who and others is keow cai to umno and bugis….

rajraman666

Zorro,
At least Jebat “Teh” walk the talk.There is no second generation politician but Dynasty Politician around in UMNo and DAP.
Do you have any proposal for Jebat? If we don’t groom or gives chance how do we know the person will be devilish?

Well Zoro most of us are keyboard warriors if you said is true since we use comments to please Political Traders or Whack Political Traders.
rajraman.Do you a full time Politician or part time keyboard warrior like me Zoro?

zoro

you love to whack people then also expect whacking from others and dont expect to cry. i do only try to point there are other points. teh is only one time jebat. tell us how the walk the talk? one shout about botak he got sued and how to walk away? he has to face what he speak. easy for him to speak but why dont he do the walk. move to mainland and ask others in tg bungah to follow him. if he does the walk, he should resign after 2 terms as dun and give others a chance.… Read more »

rajraman666

He did stand alone Zoro,He was brought to Court and sued.He won the case.
Do you read what i say – How long this Jebat will last in Deity Party?
2 terms applicable for all Politician who holding higher decision making like Deity and Bugisman.

rajraman.

zoro

why not see how long teh will last if he goes out by himself out of deity party. which party would you recommend so that he can continue his struggle.
so i repeat he did not walk his talk as you said. he is compelled by the law. he cannot walk away.
one day stand a hero jebat by your std? what title bestow to those did more than one day stand?
you support him as dun for life? walk the talk. give others a chance to become dun. principle is principle

rajraman666

Between the line i have mention how long Jebat “”Teh” will be around. You don’t seems to understand.Once he champion people’s rights and not the Tokong rights – he is finish. This Democratic Action Party laws. Only namesake Democratic but once you don’t follows order although he champion the ordinary citizen he can’t even stand as independent since Deity have well Organized Political Party with well oil $$$. Two terms for all CM and PM but others can still stand for election for maximum 3 terms ( 15 years ) and groom a new person to take over but Politics… Read more »

tunglang

rajraman666,
that masked fella is “too kow” to use his brain to think for others but himself & his Venerable Deity – to put it succinctly:
blinded by addicted worshipping (Venerable Deity mah!)
mentally retarded to think clearly (what is wrong from right)
post 308 & still 308 euphoria now (yesterday once more)
phobic of public resentment to DAP (no alternative party, blame God)
emotionally weak for a Hero downfall (he’s Hero for life!)
sensitive to comments…
dirt-wash anyone who cross path (apprentice to Deity)
you can add here some more according to you experience.

rajraman666

Zakir,
A religious man? Badmouth other people’s religious rights and UMNo still give him permission to gives lectures and welcome by UMNo and certain individuals including Pakatan Harapan.

rajraman. No wonder we are heading to Taliban status.I thought religious preacher supposed to be tolerance towards each other believe but Malaysia importing a well known hate Moggers.

Lapala

Rajtriple6 better be careful otherwise Hakim can remove your immunity to charge you in court?

rajraman666

Occasionally I a bit worry about that too but i don’t have 2 horn growing.

rajraman.I don’t think i will get free legal council from top DAP lawyers although they champion dead Indians with twitter King, Body Snatching from the Mullah, Temple demolition from Umno.
They don’t Champion common Indians who asking for a bit of the economic pie.

tunglang

Cheers Kopi-O kau kau.
No need to pray to man-made Deity to seek favours.
Unlike some who bodek here with keyboard overt-praising words of Deity for favours.

zoro

He is your cm and datok and you can whack with deep hatred. The more you whack the more dark side make you pokkai suddenly. So go and whack him and make your heart work more.

Samir

Better watch Songham Returns tonite on TV3. Got Kareena Kapoor!

rajraman666

Samir i hardly watch hindi or tamil movie.I don’t even know who is Kareena Kapoor. I don’t like fantasy stories expecially from India. After you watch please let me know how the stories goes.I like Tom and Jerry and upin and ipin. rajraman. I recommend you a serial – Mentalist and Lies to me.Sure you will like it.I don’t even have Astro.Maybe you can read a book call The Alchemist,Broker,The Mind of Billy Miligan.I used to read at least 2 books a month but stop reading out of the blues and out of the blues again i start reading again.Just… Read more »

Utopia

triple6
The least you should watch is ‘Sivaji The Boss’ to emulate the spirit of the superstar hero against corruption.

zoro

There are so many Indian political parties like hindraf, indian front, ppp, kimia etc. Time for real Jebat and what talking Jebat can do with polisis. So many PH are charged under sedition and threats of ISA. Time for Jebat to help.

rajraman666

I like Hindraf the Indian Jebat.
The 2 brothers went separate ways but i like both of them.
One went to jail and another one gentleman who resign as gentleman once he knows bugisman bring him for a ride.Not like Paul Low standing so low.

rajraman.This 2 indians jebat was label as racist by Pakatan after Pakatan make use the Hindraf wave.
The rest Indians Parties takes whatever left from poor Indian
You are full time Politician or part time keyboards warrior Zoro? Don’t keep skipping the question i ask Zoro.

Ravi123

After Sivaji The Boss, triple6 will q up to get advance tickets for Kabali (the film partially filmed in Melaka).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RtfbOeMsF8

we need more heroes like this superstar to fight corruption !

rajraman666

Stop feeding words into others people’s mouth and assume i will “Q” and waste my time and $$$.
Learn to understand what i have posted earlier.

rajraman.

tunglang

rajraman666,
don’t feed the ego-high of this particular Knee-Jerk.
Just throw more chilis.

rajraman666

I am tired Tunglang I ask a question he never anwser.He keep manipulating.All his question i replied. Another part some people want me to watch movies and emulate their hero like i don’t have my own brain to think. rajraman. Life – we learn from experienced and the peoples we mix not through movies or Political Traders Saliva.Observation from past mistakes make a person better.Politician and Mullah of every religions deciding the future and they allowing it. Independent mind like you and Anil will subject to character assination just because exposed their wrong doing.UMNo and Barisan hopeless and now the… Read more »

tunglang

rajraman666 This is the real bad, bad world of dirty digital character assassination no different from Georgie Bush’s cunning but loser’s “Either you are with us or against us”. They also don’t give a damn to give straight answers but continue relentlessly to manipulate to pounce at one’s weakest moment (like giving an honest answer or revealing one’s small private detail in the name of sharing a common point). These are classic trollers most likely paid to do dirty jobs by their dirty pay master. I don’t know which schools these minions were educated but one think for sure –… Read more »

Stylo Logan

Raj666,
I suggest you watch Ki and Ka, instead of Upin and Ipin.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4744086/

gk ong

Zakir Naik is banned in UK, not sure why.
Why his ‘Similarities between Hinduism and Islam’ is deemed controversial when he could possibly be sharing the common values of the 2 faiths?
Could MIC see it as an attempt to convert Indians into Mamaks?

rajraman666

Zakir is banned in few countries and it’s true.

rajraman.for once MIC did something.Other than that MIC not even good for dead Indians.Remember Maica Share sold to Robin Hood and the Robin Hood said any profits will be given to Charity.This Indian Robin Hood now silent.
Rich out of poor Indians $$$ but the TUHAN still keep silent. Crooks always well taken care…

Utopia

Zakir should preach the ‘religion of peace’ to Boko Haram (Nigeria), Taliban (Afghanistan), Abu Sayaff (Philippine), IS (Syria/Iraq). He speaks in English and I am not sure the Malaysian audience could understand him given the poor grasp of the language.

rajraman666

Bugisman once said emulate the Isis (bravery).

rajraman. Well most of them read Arabics but can’t understand or speak Arabs and its not a issue for them whether they understand english. As long Zakir champion their religion its good enough for UMNo and certain Pakatan peoples to be happy.
My God greater then your God is the theme of the days.

Utopia

The problem with overzealous people like Zakir (and our fellow Malaysian Ridhuan Tee) is that they try to be ‘more Muslim’ than they should be and in the process, they throw mud on everything and everyone who they think is not ‘Islamic’ enough. Zakir is the leading preacher on Salafism, a group of Muslims who regard themselves as being messengers of the Prophet himself, practised widely in Saudi Arabia side by side with Wahhabism, another extreme group of Muslims.They claim that they are following the teachings of the Prophet but is very patriarchal and in theor overzealousness some of their… Read more »

Utopia

Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz questioned the need to invite controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik to give talks noting that Malaysians have their own Islamic scholars to refer to. Nazri said while those who attended Dr Zakir’s speeches described them as being mild, it should be no surprise that those of other faiths would not feel the same. He said it was all about perception and this perception was based on what Dr Zakir had done in the past, especially when he had talked about other religions. “I think if you want to talk about religion, then… Read more »

Utopia

Zaid: Why Malays all fired up over Zakir Naik but not 1MDB

Read more: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/338000#ixzz45tKG89EL

rajraman666

SOP to brainwash by UMNo.
rajraman.UMNo use it very frequently and the villagers read Utusan,Hear Riduan Tee preaching and use TV3.
The most powerfull weapon in the world not nuclear bomb or $$$ but Religion and UMNo very good how to use this weapon…

David Loman

5pm TV1 news today justified Zakir Naik’s forum in Malaysia, interviewed 1 Indian and 1 Chinese students who said to have learnt from his lecture in Terengganu.

Swat

I think YB Teh is the only one in DAP who has high conscience !

rajraman666

The people’s HERO ” Jebat” in DAP.
Deity will be upset and Jebat still alive in form of Teh.

rajraman. Don’t know how long “Jebat Teh” will be alive in DAP since he champion people’s rights from Deity.2 terms sufficient as CM and also as PM.Give chance to others.
What you opinion Zoro?
I like this Jebat Teh. A man and warrior of common people’s .