Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Hor K'aw (4)

FMT - New airport snub behind ouster as Perak adviser too, claims tycoon (extracts):

GEORGE TOWN: A construction tycoon, whose appointment as Perak economic adviser was scuttled by the menteri besar over comments deemed insulting to the sultan, has claimed a further reason for his ouster.

Koon Yew Yin said his removal from the Perak Economic Advisory Council (SEAC) was also due to his objection against a new airport to be built in Seri Iskandar, a township located about 50km southwest of Ipoh.

He said he had suggested that the present Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Ipoh have its runways upgraded instead to accommodate larger planes. He claimed this was agreed to by the state executive councillors.

However, he believed his objection was seen as a snub to Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu whom he said had wanted the Ipoh airport to be restricted to private jets only once the new airport was built.

no way I'd give freehold titles to farmers working for 50 years or more on TOL land , but only 99 year old lease

He said it all started when he first read the news on Faizal’s plans to build a new airport. He later published a blog post on why the menteri besar should not proceed with the plans.

“I wrote an article to point out that including Najib’s, there were only a handful of private jets (at the Ipoh airport),” he said, referring to former prime minister Najib Razak.

“In view of our nation’s poor financial position, he (Faizal) should not spend so much money to construct a new airport. Instead, he should lengthen the runway for larger planes to land. The cost of lengthening the runway would be comparatively small,” he said in a statement to FMT.

“This was what I wrote that got me into trouble… another reason why I was removed from the state economic advisory council.” [...]

Koon had courted controversy after he claimed his appointment as a SEAC member was blocked by the Perak palace due to a blog post in which he said the late Sultan Azlan Shah had offered state titles and honours for money.

However, the Perak palace denied Koon’s claim, saying it had no hand in removing him from the SEAC.

Faizal later said he had personally removed Koon from the council after the tycoon made “very serious” allegations that the late Perak ruler had bestowed state titles through “corrupt practices”.

Koon had said he was fine with the removal

I've explained the Penang Hokkien word of "Hor K'aw" before, but I reckon it's time for a refresher, wakakaka:

"Hor K'aw"

... means "why should a person make such a senseless or difficult effort?"

Poor Mr Koon, why bother with a MB who was promoted to that exalted post, virtually CEO of Perak State, by virtue of his Pribumi status and Mahathir's imperative. If not for Mahathir's cherry-picking of his own Pribumi Party people, Azumu won't stand a ghost of a chance.

Mr Koon, when he didn't/doesn't appreciate your contributions, why "Hor K'aw"? It's like casting pearls before you-know-what.


  1. Large scale construction projects for the sake of doing the project, damned the economic rate of return, was popular with UMNO politicians usually because they and their cronied stand to make large personal gains from the project.

    The HSR and ECRL were only just the most expensive and most high profile ones, there are many others.

  2. What does cheebye motherfucker kaytee know about ipoh airport?

    I dont believe this cheebye kaytee is from air itam, ipoh

    Show me your ic, credentials and docs to prove me wrong lei

    Your little cheebye prick kaytee

    1. dei, I did NOT fCk your mother

      ipoh airport is limited in its expansion due to surrounding terrain - extremely dangerous for pilots in bad visibility conditions. btw, your father who you refused to accept was working at the airport as a gardener

    2. The Ipoh airfield - that is what it was originally - was designed to serve small propeller aircraft.

      The Current set up is simply unsuitable to serve even small jetliners such as A320 and 737s.

      Lengthening the airport sounds like a good idea, but runs into serious practical issues - land acquisition with the surrounding area now a crowded city suburb, surrounding terrain including limestone hills etc.