Guan Eng warns developer not to play hard ball

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Chief Minister Guan Eng has issued a warning to Nusmetro Ventures after the Oasis developer’s “highly irresponsible and inflammatory” threats yesterday.

Meanwhile, the state investigative committee needs to quickly get to the bottom of the circumstances surrounding the questionable sale and land transfers. What has happened to the villagers’ report to the MACC?

The State Government will not take a single cent of the so-called “goodwill payment” from the developer unless the kampung Buah Pala residents agree to the compensation.

The Penang state government warns Nusmetro Ventures (P) Sdn Bhd, the developer of the proposed housing project in Kampung Buah Pala, for threatening to send bulldozers in by August 2 to forcibly evict residents and demolish their houses as highly irresponsible and inflammatory. It is highly improper to stoke fear into the villagers’ hearts by reminding them that they will have to move out by Aug 2 when the one-month grace period given by the developer expires and there will be “no more extensions”. The one-month grace period was negotiated by the state government with the developer to find a solution to the problem.

Nusmetro claimed to have offered the highest compensation in the state from RM140,000 to RM260,000 to the temporary occupation of land (TOL) holders as well as their immediate and extended families. And even offered one of the two cattle ranchers there RM330,000 including a five-year rent-free deal for land in Balik Pulau which was rejected.

To say that the developer has the legal right not to pay anything to the residents just because the developer has a Federal Court order, would not assist in resolving this problem. Instead of all the cruel talk about bulldozers, the developer should continue to seek solutions that works towards a win-win situation for all parties. For this reason, the state government will not take a single cent of the “goodwill payment” proposed by the developer to the state government unless the villagers of Kampung Buah Pala agrees to the compensation.

I wish to reiterate that the state government has nothing to do with the eviction, or the Federal court order and the bringing in of bulldozers to demolish the houses. Instead the state government had intervened to prevent the eviction of the residents since last year. Even though this is a court order obtained by the developer, the state government would continue to work aggressively to try to assist the villagers.

LIM GUAN ENG

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krisna
krisna
13 Aug 2009 11.43pm

The offer of the developer seems reasonable for double st homes,maybe they could throw in another 20-50 thousand for renovations,if they had purchased it legally from an open market transaction for a 200 old property.THATS NOT THE STORY,THE PROPERTY WAS NOT TENDERED FOR SALE BUT CLOSED BY SECRET PRIVATE SALE.ITS LIKE THE MAID(FORMER PENANG GOVT)LET IN THE (DEVELOPER)… AND NOW THE CURRENT MAID(DAP PENANG GOVT)ABBETING THE FORMER MAID AND DEVELOPER THAT THE … WAS LEGAL.BEATS ME!!!THIS GROSS INJUSTICE COULD ONLY HAPPEN IN BOLEH LAND….THE CHEERING CROWD WHO LACK COMMONSENSE AND LACK OF LITERACY WILL CHEER FOR THE DEVELOPER AND GOVERNMENT… Read more »

karma
karma
9 Aug 2009 1.43am

Be reasonable folks. Lim Guan Eng has done nothing wrong. He is doing his best to resolve the issue. Give him the support. If Penang had still been under BN or Gerakan, do you think these residents could open their mouth? The whole village wouldd have been bulldozed by now. Comeone Hindraf, comeone guys, use our common sense. LGE is a good leader and he needs the people’s support. Stop all these emotive comments. PR governmnet of Penang is trying its best to resolve the issue. Another quarter is using the media to politicise the whole issue. One leader has… Read more »

sundram
sundram
3 Aug 2009 11.55pm

LGE should invite the developer and talk to them instead of doing ‘stupid press conferences’ daily.

He still pointing to others to solve!

Time is ticking………..bulldozer will come soon!!!

LGE…..Wake Up!

Denone_Permatang Pauh
Denone_Permatang Pauh
3 Aug 2009 7.19pm

lightbow July 6th, 2009 at 12.20am said
“Stupied BN goons keep bombarding LGE for nothing when their own Najib and muhiyiddin ALSO does not look clever at all in stirring the vessel out of economic crisis…”

Interesting, now PR supporters now also beginning to admit that LGE is actually as STUPID as Najib and Muhyiddin! God is Great.

You guys would never admit the intelligence of UMNO leaders until you die, but for for you to admit that LGE is also as STUPID is a big relief for me…ha hah

ex-ROTU
ex-ROTU
3 Aug 2009 12.25pm

nkkhoo July 4th, 2009 at 4.47pm If I were Najib, I will announce BN government agrees to cancel the housing project and return the land to Indian vilagers. I am sure at least 70% Indian voters will swing to BN. FYI, 90% Indians voted BN in the past except in 2008. ____________________________________ nkkhoo, LAND is a state matter. BN have no jurisdiction here. Guan Eng happily inherit an investment from Korean company, and claim they had victoriously clinched a deal right after PRU12.Doesn’t matter if GERAKAN worked for that years before. As much as you’re happy to get a sweet… Read more »

slsg
slsg
8 Jul 2009 12.12am

LIM GUAN ENG,HIS ATTITUDE IS STILL AN OPPOSITION,ONLY KNOW HOW TO BLAME,POINT FINGERS,WHICH END OF THE DAY PENANG WILL SINK RIGHT DOWN TO THE INDIAN OCEAN.BEFORE YOU SINK PENANG ,IT IS ADVICE THAT HE GO BACK TO WHERE HE COME FROM ,TO SAVE PENANG.

Ravi
Ravi
7 Jul 2009 11.08am

The CM is not from Penang so i guess he needs to value the History of Penang.
Resign…………..!

lightbow
lightbow
6 Jul 2009 12.20am

Stupied BN goons keep bombarding LGE for nothing when their own Najib and muhiyiddin also does not look clever at all in stirring the vessel out of economic crisis. look at BN control states, can you remember any of it ?? none of the states look good as compare to Penang. why focus everything in Penang, hey they forget about Nation duty ? High Chapparal issue does not need to be in the mainstream news anyway…. look at how our Malaysian politics , this matter is more important than the livelihood of the whole nation. Check your petronas money first… Read more »

Tommy
Tommy
5 Jul 2009 12.05pm

nkkhoo,

Talk is cheap!!

lightbow
lightbow
5 Jul 2009 11.31am

nkkhoo u make more comments after one and another than anyone else and u just don’t have a short and intelligence statement to make. You talk like a Parrot and nothing clever coming out from you. U only condemning LGE but you don’t realize that your party BN are involve in the land deal and developer (also seems to be) theirs. Why not you tell your beloved party to compensate the indians RM 300K per family instead. Don’t you want the solution in the first place? why look at LGE when most penangites don’t agree to buy land that was… Read more »

nkkhoo
5 Jul 2009 2.20am

y on July 4th, 2009 at 11.57pm nkkhoo on July 3rd, 2009 at 7.38pm “Stop spinning to make LGE innocent. Stop any dubious project (like JB croocked bridge) from the previous government is not anti-investor, but pro-rakyat. Do nothing and let a dubious project be continued is a traitor to rakyat and nation.” First I don’t need to spin for LGE, I don’t really like him, but we have to be fair to him and his state government as well. Stop any dubious project (like JB crooked bridge) Pro-Rakyat…??? I think you better choose a better example. I don’t know… Read more »

nkkhoo
5 Jul 2009 2.08am

y on July 5th, 2009 at 12.42am nkkhoo on July 4th, 2009 at 4.47pm “If I were Najib, I will announce BN government agrees to cancel the housing project and return the land to Indian vilagers. I am sure at least 70% Indian voters will swing to BN. FYI, 90% Indians voted BN in the past except in 2008. ” ——————————————– Cancel the housing project? “Return” the land? Do you think the land lord will do so by not getting any compensation? I guess not. If to achieve what you say by paying huge amount of compensation, I will have… Read more »

nkkhoo
5 Jul 2009 2.02am

MNC Do plays blame game as well, if not why you think those Yahoo CEO, Bank CEO in MNC resigned? Because salary too low izzit?

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Yahoo CEO resign for unable to perform. When LGE can show same kind of accountability?

nkkhoo
5 Jul 2009 2.01am

I think you serious don’t know what you are talking about; I think you have no administration experience at all as you seem like thinking all this thing can be settle so easy.

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I hope LGE can answer Hindraf with fact. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/107838

P Uthayakumar is asking LGE to produce legal document of cancelling TOL by state government.

y
y
5 Jul 2009 12.48am

nkkhoo on July 4th, 2009 at 4.59pm
“As a staff in many MNCs before, I am sure I will be fired on the spot IF I speak like LGE to blame anyone in the meeting with no viable solution for any problem.”

According to MNC Standard, I am sure BN will be fired long time ago, but till now they are still in power. Why?

MNC Do plays blame game as well, if not why you think those Yahoo CEO, Bank CEO in MNC resigned? Because salary too low izzit?

y
y
5 Jul 2009 12.42am

nkkhoo on July 4th, 2009 at 4.47pm “If I were Najib, I will announce BN government agrees to cancel the housing project and return the land to Indian vilagers. I am sure at least 70% Indian voters will swing to BN. FYI, 90% Indians voted BN in the past except in 2008. ” ——————————————– Cancel the housing project? “Return” the land? Do you think the land lord will do so by not getting any compensation? I guess not. If to achieve what you say by paying huge amount of compensation, I will have no surprise, because this is the best… Read more »

y
y
4 Jul 2009 11.57pm

nkkhoo on July 3rd, 2009 at 7.38pm “Stop spinning to make LGE innocent. Stop any dubious project (like JB croocked bridge) from the previous government is not anti-investor, but pro-rakyat. Do nothing and let a dubious project be continued is a traitor to rakyat and nation.” First I don’t need to spin for LGE, I don’t really like him, but we have to be fair to him and his state government as well. Stop any dubious project (like JB crooked bridge) Pro-Rakyat…??? I think you better choose a better example. I don’t know what you want to tell me in… Read more »

Ong Eu Soon
Ong Eu Soon
4 Jul 2009 7.37pm

I finally found a good reason to vote for LGE in the next GE; Vote LGE, Penang state government will not be sued! I will donate 10 thousands poster “Vote LGE, Penang state government will not be sued!”

Jess
Jess
4 Jul 2009 6.29pm

Nt Khoo

Get a life. I am Penangite and it will cost us millions. So if you are so Ah Koon about this, do it i say, do it…

nkkhoo
4 Jul 2009 6.10pm

Tommy on July 4th, 2009 at 5.27pm nkkhoo, I maybe be an idiot but I am not a fool. You may be smart but all I can see is you are just a fool, in fact, I wonder with your smartness how successful are you? All you do is just incite hatred towards somebody. Maybe you weren’t given the opporutunity to excel like everyone else so you take it out on LGE. Ha ha. === If sitting in a CM post is called success, Koh Tus Koon should be the most successful man in Penang. I doubt so.. I earn… Read more »

Tommy
Tommy
4 Jul 2009 5.27pm

nkkhoo,

I maybe be an idiot but I am not a fool. You may be smart but all I can see is you are just a fool, in fact, I wonder with your smartness how successful are you? All you do is just incite hatred towards somebody.
Maybe you weren’t given the opporutunity to excel like everyone else so you take it out on LGE. Ha ha.

nkkhoo
4 Jul 2009 4.59pm

As a staff in many MNCs before, I am sure I will be fired on the spot IF I speak like LGE to blame anyone in the meeting with no viable solution for any problem.

The boss will ask, “Why you are pay for? Telling company who shall be blamed is your only solution?”

nkkhoo
4 Jul 2009 4.52pm

ronnie on July 4th, 2009 at 9.36am

I am trully dissapointed in LGE, what I see until today are just blame game. If you cannot work, just quit as CM and let others who can do the job.

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They are still behaving like opposition and forget they are the government custodian for Penangites.

LGE have never blamed BN for Penang was awarded world heritage site after 318. You can see LGE having hardcore opposition mindset.

nkkhoo
4 Jul 2009 4.47pm

If I were Najib, I will announce BN government agrees to cancel the housing project and return the land to Indian vilagers.

I am sure at least 70% Indian voters will swing to BN. FYI, 90% Indians voted BN in the past except in 2008.

slsg
slsg
4 Jul 2009 4.25pm

Guan E ng you better pack and go back to Melaka as the perfume spray said head or tail you are in hot soup.every here and there you can see demolishing OF houses and temples,look at Batu ferringhi kampong belacan if you are not aware, even the two temples over a hundred years old has to go, legal squaters over 60years were paid 50k, illegal squaters 25k, all force to go, and do you know who were the negotiators i heard the DAPS, Unders humantarian ground during the BARISAN RULE at least villages were being compensate with a roof above… Read more »