We must give credit, at least a little, to Nusmetro Ventures. Legally, they need not provide compensation.
However, the developer made initiatives to offer between RM 140,000 to RM 260,000 as compensation to the Temporary Occupation of Land (TOL) title holders in High Chaparral.
Cattle owners were also offered RM 330,000 together with a 5 year rent free piece of land in Balik Pulau.
The residents must understand that the place they are occupying does not belong to them and since the beginning, they were only holding TOL titles.
Perhaps the State Government should have drafted proper housing schemes in High Chaparral and come up with a housing purchase scheme that will benefit all parties involved.
Anyway, Penang State leaders should stop pointing fingers at Penang Gerakan for the land problems.
After all, that was why Penang BN got voted out and that is one of the reasons why I call for the return of Penang BN leadership to MCA instead of being under Gerakan.
MCA have been open and transparent with the independent probe by PwC, MACC and PAC on the PKFZ project. When will Gerakan come out and tell their story ?
Pointing fingers at previous administration doesn't mean that Penang Pakatan need not worry about undoing the mistakes and solving the problems of the people.
I thought we have a lot of lawyers and constitutional experts as well as judges who side Pakatan - Tommy Thomas, NH Chan, Sankara Nair, Ngeh Koo Ham and many more.
How come NONE of you voice out anything on the High Chapparal case or come out with a point by point legal opinion like what they did with the complex Perak politics and Constitution ?
One thing is for sure, Guan Eng wont return to Malacca. He is unwanted there. Surely we all remember that he lost the party election in his home State ?
Makes me wonder why Penang DAP didn't appoint their own Penangite to lead the State Government.
Guan Eng is having endless problems. From PKR, PAS, councils, King of Tennis tournament, quarry inquiries, heritage, Aminah Tape and many more.
Something tells me, this won't end.
The abattoir has been in the site which belongs to the City Council for more than 30 years and the operators have been served notices to relocate since 1995.
Kedah DAP should have been better mediators between the operators and the State Government to come to a mutually agreeable solution.
Why didn't Kedah DAP bring the case up to the Pakatan Leadership Council earlier on but chose to walk out of the meeting between councilors recently and sulk over it ?
The sole Chinese Pakatan ADUN there should have placed more efforts in assisting the relocation of the illegal abattoirs.
This is exactly what DAP Kedah should do instead of saying "I QUIT" and just leave the coalition, only to be told by DAP HQ that their decision is not final and will need the consent of the CWC.
I also urge all operators in future to adhere to the guidance provided by State Governments to ensure that the sensitivity of the Muslims as well as the health and environment perspective are considered with concern and respect.
Just for the record, there was no sight of Tian Chua driving his Camry around the area or crashing his vehicle to make a point.
One surely will begin to wonder what will happen if they govern at the Federal level. Anyone care to ask what does Datuk Seri Nik Aziz think ?