The Malaysian Insider - Guan Eng washes his hands off Buah Pala after residents reject homes
Lim GE has given up hope for reason from the villagers of Kg Buah Pala when the residents rejected what the DAP government had worked out for them regarding their land problem, compensation in terms of a double-storey terrace house for each family.
Instead they asked for a whooping RM3.5 million each. Looks like whoever has advised them to demand this unrealistic Godzilla amount has virtually ensured the villagers would lose all in the end.
But I suppose the villagers' loss and the consequential frustration and anger may ensure their future protest votes will go to the sh*t-stirrer posing as an ethnic warrior. Déjà vu formula?
Sadly, the Kg Buah Pala protest also saw two disturbing incidents:
(1) A few Hindraf leaders taking on a racial stand by accusing the State of helping to destroy what they claim was an 'Indian' heritage area.
Hey, if it’s about heritage area, then say ‘heritage area’ – why described it as an ‘Indian heritage’ area, where by doing so, they had attributed the State with racist motives, an example being the shameful under-the-belt accusation of the DAP government being more concerned about pigs than Indians?
(2) The pathetic dog-in-the-manger attitude of some Hindraf leaders boasting it had made an appeal to UNESCO to revoke Georgetown’s heritage city status for allowing Kampung Buah Pala to be destroyed and re-developed.
We should be concerned with their childish spoilt-brat destructive mentality.
Now, Waythamoorthy in Malaysia-Today has the ill-manner (biadap-ness) to describe Professor Ramasamy in derogatory fashion as a mandore of Lim GE. How terrible!
Waythamoorthy's parents would be and indeed should be appalled by his crude, rude and boorish behaviour.
In The Malaysian Insider Lim GE lamented of the poor villagers being misled by certain sh*t-stirrers. He stated:
... he believed the Penang public was angry at the latest development in the controversy since the villagers had rejected the offer from the developer.
“Don’t forget we’re trying to offer you a house."
“Now we even have people from Selangor speaking on behalf of the residents. Maybe they can fight for them and demand for a RM3.5mil house."
“Those outsiders, they have their own houses to go back to. Even some of the residents’ association members have other houses.”
Yeah, that so-called leader's 'go for broke' is okay for him as he's not the one losing it all - as Lim GE said, he has his own house to go back to, but alas, not the villagers. Maybe he can provide a roof for them?
I feel sad for those poor villagers as by rejecting the compensation they will lose everything with nothing in the end to show as compensation, thanks to the vicious instigations of those by-far-too-clever outsiders from KL.
These people have attempted to present Lim GE as a betrayer of the people of Kg Buah Pala, but Penangites know those batu-api 'outsiders' have been the real betrayers.