Keng Yaik spoke too soon

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In yesterday’s entry, I highlighted several quotes from an Off the Edge interview with Gerakan adviser Lim Keng Yaik, including his comment about the dubious land deals in Penang:

(Koh Tsu Koon) was not strong enough to stop the Umno fellas. Let’s see the land cases coming up; you’ll find an Umno arm all over the place. Yes, and Guan Eng is saying, “You did not stop it.”

But check out theSun online today. In an article titled ‘Public land gone!’, Terence and Nades reported:

What was supposed to be land for facilities for the people in the up-market Bandar Utama township has ended up in private hands.

All it took was for the previous members of the Selangor Executive Council to agree and for the then mentri besar to alienate the land to individuals, bodies, corporations – and even political parties….

All in all, seven parcels of land meant for public amenities have been misused….

Political parties have also got into the action and hijacked some of them.

The land on which Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan)’s building is located was meant for a telecommunications exchange, while the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) now owns a parcel of land designated for a Tamil school.

Ouch! Perhaps Keng Yaik would like to clarify. (As for the MIC, that’s a lost cause.)

In the meantime, he appears to contradict acting party president Koh Tsu Koon. Keng Yaik had said that the mood among party leaders and members is to opt out of BN.

But in an NST report reproduced on the Gerakan website, we have Tsu Koon saying:

Certain quarters had made the call for the party to leave the ruling coalition. But it was only a small number that made the call.

The majority of members still want the party to stay in the BN and help to revive and strengthen the coalition.

So which is which?

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Gandhi

…..and Koh Su Khoon says “the majority of members still want the party to stay in the BN to take all the s*** that is thrown on us and help to revive and strengthen the umnoputras”. Shame on you,Dr.Koh, Inspite of Ahmads recent remark you still want to stay on with UMNO. Anwar is not a bad leader.Try him for a change!

Dr. Hamid Ibrahim

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Dr. Hamid Ibrahim

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chong

i hope all malaysians are having the guts this time… to voice up and act against all the evils and wrongdoings by the vicious BN. we must be united to kick them out!

Andrew

racist, no s…..

Enforcer

So, what is the PR led government in Selangor going to do about it?
Taking the RAKYAT’s benefit for one’s own!
Let’s see action taken against the guilty ones!

MagM

I really cannot understand why Gerakan and MCA and the rest are still with UMNO. They are being bullied in front of everyone and they are still kissing a****. Geez. Wake up and get out of Barisan. Join Pakatan. Think about the people and not support UMNO blindly. They don’t respect you.

Andrew

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bgees

Gerakan need to be disolve and or crossover as the people(Rakyat) had connered them. No more credible as the past years where fool by LKY…..ooops sorry Lim Keng Yeik (KY) not LKY of S’pore. KY a stupid idiot (Bodoh Sombong) which hold Son of kutty b… makes the poor M’sian stupid. Now you get it KY, the M’sian son’s goin to trow you in hell. A living hell……and now you’re are living on it.

Confused

Gerakan should have the power within BN .. like what SAPP is doing .. UMNO will not kick them out .

raj

im simply tired of all these jokers -wish we have laws to shoot ;like in china. …

Kenny Gan

“Certain quarters had made the call for the party to leave the ruling coalition. But it was only a small number that made the call.” -Koh Youth leaders in Perak and Penang have made the call and top leaders like Toh and Tan have left Gerakan but he still calls it a small number. Being in denial is the best phrase to describe KTK. “The majority of members still want the party to stay in the BN and help to revive and strengthen the coalition.” – Koh Now, this is adding delusion to denial. KTK is still under the delusion… Read more »

PlainTruth

All this makes sickening reading. These people should reflect on their karma.

Peter

“Koh Tsu Koon) was not strong enough to stop the Umno fellas. Let’s see the land cases coming up; you’ll find an Umno arm all over the place.” said Kheng Yaik. Lim Kheng Yaik, you ae simply ‘great’. You know Koh Tsu Khoon is weak and yet you kept him in Pg for such a long time allowing UMNO guys to party. You are partly to be blamed. So this further confirm waht LGE said is true. there are so many land scandals in Pg under the previous governmt. One thing, Koh Tsu khoon is a goodpoker player. even though… Read more »

teoh

I see no differences between, Keng Yaik, Samy Vellu and
Mahathir. They are virutally jobless and wanted to be
heard. They time are over. Get out and look after your
grand children or start a mini zoo and take the animals
as your political toys.

james dean

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malaysian niah ...

these f*****s should go to jail …. i hope the first course of action that the PR government takes is like all other countries in Thailand, Brunei and Phillipines is to horde all these plunderers to jail – and use the ISA on them for good measure

matt

Anil let this barking …. bark like i said redundant ex leader of a redundant party.

BlueMoon

Nyayuk guy Lah, leaving him alone Anil.

bexe

Why worry and why waste time and breath.
Gerakan is dead. Bury it…so the only time we need to hear from them is when they face legal retributions.

hadi

As I have said yesterday, if LKY still influential,just walk quietly to KTK and tell him pull out from BN or disband GERAKAN as DAP can do a better job not only in Penang but in Malaysia. And LKY can retire and enjoy whatever he has over the years in government and behave himself after all he is a dead wood. Selamat beristirehat and we know that you have not done the job you are suppose to do, nobody wants you to finish it just go away.

richard

The only thing I can say is that Keng Yaik is making a desperate effort to make up for his many, many sins of omission when he helmed the Gerakan fo 20 years, was a Senior Minister in the Cabinet, and NEVER did anything to right the many wrongs being committed by UMNO. Now, he speaks out! Well, perhaps, better late than never, I suppose. But this will not make up for his dreadfully misguided past. He is doomed when the political history of the last two decades is written, just as the MCA leaders of the recent past are… Read more »

Andrew

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