Youth chief’s bravado draws mixed views Thursday October 27, 2011 thestar.com.my
GEORGE TOWN: Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) national Youth chief Liew Yeow Hooi received ‘roses’ and ‘brickbats’ for chaining a wheel of an illegally parked government vehicle Friday at 2:33am near Kuala Lumpur.
While Penang Gerakan chief Datuk Dr Teng Hock Nan congratulated Liew for his action, state executive councillor Law Choo Kiang said Liew should not have taken the law into his own hands but should have notified the relevant authority instead.
Dr Teng praised Liew for his bravery, saying that the latter’s intention was to make a point that even high-ranking officers must obey the law.
“PCM was not trying to enforce the law but to point out that the law should be equal for everybody,” Dr Teng told a press conference after a walkabout by Penang Barisan Nasional leaders in Little India here on Tuesday.
Law, who is the state Agriculture, Agro-based Industries, Rural Development and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman said: “People must always remember that they do not have the power to enforce laws. An offence should not be resolved by another wrongdoing.
“Perhaps what he (Liew) did was more of a political gimmick.”
He said this after visiting a hospice home here on Tuesday to inspect the reconstruction of a wall which recently collapsed due to river erosion.
While pointing out that Liew could be sued for his action, Law said government officials must also set an example by parking their vehicles properly.
Liew, had during the first day of the current Penang state assembly sitting on Monday, chained the wheel of a state Economic Planning Unit 4WD vehicle which was illegally parked on Light Street in front of the state assembly building.
He claimed that he called the Penang Municipal Council to issue a summons to the vehicle but left after five minutes when no one from the council turned up.
He left without unlocking the chain and placed a note written in Chinese on its windscreen. The note read: “Don’t park your car wherever you like. Please show good example to the people. Our world will only look up to knowledgeable people, not those who act in an uncivilised manner.”
Liew had admitted that he ignored instructions from the police on duty at the state assembly building who told him to remove the chain.
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Marah Freedom I recently lost a spare tyre, who stole it? “Don’t park your car wherever you like. Please show good example to the people. Our world will only look up to knowledgeable people, not those who act in an uncivilised manner.”
Word of Law vs Spirit of Law. If the parking does not affect anyone to any degree, leave them alone. Think ORGANIC not faux-knowledgeable, yer supficial git. If you keep being ‘civilised’ then imposing punishments, society will end up poorer for the inconvenience and waste of time aqnd effort and mean spiritedness of people who think to impose what they consider civilisation or not, even though they could just simply leave the issue to resolve itself. The car will only be parked for a few hours and will be driven off later, why so petty and controlling?
DAP man under scrutiny
BUTTERWORTH: A DAP state assemblyman and his brother were given a 60-year lease on a piece of agriculture land in Bukit Mertajam with an 80% discount on the premium, claimed Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) vice-president Huan Cheng Guan.
He claimed that the land, measuring about 1ha at Jalan Song Ban Kheng, was leased to Padang Lalang assemblyman Tan Cheong Heng, 50, and his brother, Datuk Tang Chong Hock, 51, effective July 2011.
He said a photocopy of a land search on the plot, together with an accompanying land map, was left in his letterbox recently.
Huan claimed that Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had stated that DAP leaders would not be allowed to apply for state land after Pakatan Rakyat took over Penang following the 2008 general election.
“Since everyone will be busy with the 2012 Budget today, I am giving Lim three days till Monday to reply to this allegation, failing which I will go to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission,” he told a press conference at the PCM headquarters in Chai Leng Park, near here, yesterday.
Huan said he did not have anything personal against the assemblyman but merely questioned the rationale behind such a thing which he claimed contradicted Lim’s Competency, Accountability and Transparency (CAT) policy.
Lim was quoted in a 2008 report as saying that DAP MPs and state assemblymen were banned from applying for land in Penang.
Cheong Heng said the land was a family inheritance from his late maternal grandfather Ng Hak Chooi @ Eng Hup Chooi who held a 30-year lease on the plot.
“My mother, Eng Siew Im, who is the only child in her family, was named the sole beneficiary of the piece of land.
“Sadly, she overlooked paying the land’s quit rent after my grandfather died in 1961 and so the land was automatically acquired by the state land and district office,” he said.
After the land lease expired in 1982, he said they submitted an application to renew the lease in 2003 but were given a temporary occupancy licence that was renewable annually.
Cheong Heng said they resubmitted a similar application last year and were recently awarded with a 60-year lease with an 80% discount in land premium.
He said they had obtained a discount on the premium charges as provided for in the National Land Code for property beneficiaries, adding that they paid RM98,097 in premium charges. They had also paid more than RM10,000 in quit rent arrears dating back to 1982.
Cheong Heng said the land was presently cultivated with oil palm, adding that the family had not made any decision to change the land status for the time being.
PCM questions DAP rep’s land acquisition 10:37AM Oct 7 2011
Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) has revealed an alleged non-compliance with Penang’s much-touted CAT government, delivering an apparent blow at Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over an assemblyperson’s questionable purchase of state land.
CAT is competency, accountability and transparency, Lim’s motto for governing the state in an open and fair manner since Pakatan Rakyat took over the state in 2008.
DAP is more of BN except in BN it is UMNO, near 50% of DAP is unvotable because of nepotism or conflict of i9nterest of unlimited term issues. Kit Siang is another Mubarak, we cannot allow unlimited terms in politics if we don’t want another PAP style family dynasty killing meritocracy in Penang and Selangor via DAP’s self serving 750K funeral policies. Voting for BN and UMNO’s apartheidpolicies is no better, lets instead have independents who are aware of the above issues be voted in instead. Every RM200 they give you will be taken away via another policy that will take RM2000 from someone else from another sector. Forget about DAP, but will PCM be aware of the above issues and address them? Engage the voters Major Huan, and address the above issues honestly. If PCM can do the above suggested, then PCM is that 3rd Force party that voters will look to to remove Pakatan’s nepotism and self serving 750K funeral policy paradigms, and BN’s extreme corruption, neurotech and psychiatric establishment abuse and apartheid against the near 2/3rds population of the world in the Indian and Chinese voters. PCM ready to endorse the end of APAERTHEID, as an alternative 3rd force to the problem causing Pakatan (50% unvotable) and BN (90% unvotable) types?
Guan Eng broke land pledge’ 2011/10/06 by Sharanjit Singh and Adie Suri Zulkefli firstname.lastname@example.org
Parti Cinta Malaysia vice-president Huan Cheng Guan showing the land in Bukit Mertajam which has been leased to DAP Padang Lalang assemblyman Tan Cheong Heng. — NST picture by Zulfa Mohamad
GEORGE TOWN: The state government has been urged to explain why a prime piece of land at the heart of Bukit Mertajam has been leased to a DAP assemblyman — a move which contravenes Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s promise that no elected representatives under his administration would be allowed to apply for state land.
Lim made the promise weeks after becoming chief minister in 2008 but Parti Cinta Malaysia vice-president Huan Cheng Guan yesterday revealed how the state government had leased out a one-hectare plot to Padang Lalang assemblyman Tan Cheong Heng.
Huan said a search at the Seberang Prai Tengah district and land office showed Tan and his brother, Chong Hock, were registered as fifty-fifty owners of the land at Jalan Song Ban Kheng in Bukit Mertajam.
The registration of the document for the 60-year lease was dated July 28 this year.
“This is truly shocking as the state land has clearly changed hands to a DAP representative and his brother, who is the treasurer at the Bukit Mertajam PKR division.
“Everyone in Penang remembers Lim loudly proclaiming that DAP representatives in Penang will not be allowed to apply for state land.
“He must now explain what has happened to this promise.”
Huan also called on Lim to explain why the land had been given to the two brothers at a massive discounted rate of 80 per cent.
“He has always linked Barisan Nasional to corrupt practices… Now, it is his turn to explain this land deal.
“After all, he is also the state land committee chairman and I am going to give him three days to answer everything.
“If he fails to come clean, I will lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.”
On March 24, 2008, Lim was quoted in the New Straits Times as saying that he would not entertain any land application from DAP elected representatives, and that he would take action against those who persisted in doing so.
He said the decision was reached following a meeting with all seven DAP members of parliament and 19 assemblymen in Penang.
In response, Tan denied the claims by saying that the land, which used to be an oil palm estate, was originally leased to his grandfather until it lapsed in the 1980s.
He said the land was subsequently seized by the state government but the family did not realise it until much later.
“My family made enquiries about the land again in the early 1990s but decided not to renew it as by that time, the cost to pay the assessment arrears and penalties were too high.
“However, we managed to get a Temporary Occupancy Licence (TOL) to occupy the land somewhere in the mid-1990s and it was renewable on a yearly basis.
“In early 2002, my brother and me decided to try and convert the TOL to lease status but it was rejected by the previous state government,” he said, adding that he and his brother decided to apply again last year.
He said their application was finally approved several months back.
Tan admitted that he and his brother had paid only RM98,097 for the land premium after the 80 per cent discount.
“As a family member of the former landowner, we are entitled to the 80 per cent discount as stated in the National Land Code.
“I am prepared to be investigated and if Huan is still not happy with my explanation, he may proceed by taking the matter up with the MACC or any other agency,” he said.
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This is what 3rd force parties should be about, removing abuses caused by the hagelian dialectic of dual party systems. PCM needs to address APARTHEID and demand for equality. As a former military linked man, I am sure Major’s voice will be heard loud and clear on behalf of the Indian and Chinese citizens across the world for Malaysia and the Malay Rulers to end the apartheid inflicted upon goodly and hardworking citizens whse aspiration if UN’s mandated EQUALITY.
I suggest a meeting of leaders from all the above parties to formalise a truly democratic 3rd Force to challenge the outdated and self serving BN and PR coalitions.
BN – Racist, Corrupt, Nepotistic
PR – Less Racist (nothing about ending Apartheid, but lots about Hudud), Corrupt, Nepotistic
3rd Force – Corrupt at worst?
Leaders of 3rd force, meet and prepare. Voters, prepare to be free of all ill intentioned parties.