Deputy Chief Minister Mansor Othman is to meet the Oasis developers tomorrow to discuss the crisis faced by High Chaparral villagers facing eviction, according to a media source.
He expressed some optimism that the developers could be persuaded not to file the writ of eviction on the residents just yet. The residents want their village to be preserved as a cultural and heritage area.
Mansor’s meeting with the developers will thrust the new Deputy CM into the spotlight and provide a stern test of his mettle under pressure.
Meanwhile, one of the High Chaparral villagers will file an application at the Penang High Court tomorrow for a stay to set aside the Federal Court decision on grounds they want a re-trial using a different case-line.
The latest developments come amidst Hindraf’s plans to hold demonstrations outside DAP offices across the country. SMS messages have been flying around.
Penang DAP reps, however, are spreading the message that the villagers need to distinguish between their friends and their adversaries and act accordingly. They point out that the mess was largely created under the previous BN administration.