Waythamoorthy has warned Penang CM Lim Guan Eng not to use the scheduled meeting with Kampung Buah Pala villagers as a 'political stunt'. It appears that the self-exiled Hindraf leader has given the DAP leader an ultimatum: acquire the land or else. He claimed that the movement is willing to launch a nation wide fund raising campaign to buy over the land at a 'reasonable price".
I would like to remind the Hindraf leader that his attitude is going to bring a huge repercussion to his movement and his leadership. He should tell us, Penangites, why the state government should use its development funds (less than RM250 million a year) to acquire the land? To acquire the land, the state government will have to use the people's money. Not the DAP's, Hindraf's or Waythamoorthy. Ask for our approval first if you want our money.
Next, if the land was illegally alienated to the developer, Nusmetro Venture (P) Sdn. Bhd., I would like to urge Waythamoorthy to use his legal experience to bring both the past government, the ex-CM Koh and the company to the court. I symphatize with the villagers but I would like to ask Waythamoorthy again, why should we pay for the folly of Koh Tsu Koon and his past administration?
Many of us are very angry that the current state government is claiming a lack of development funds to really spend on anything. The partial payment of RM14 million to the plaintiff of a quarry land case should have been used to improve public amenities and to build tourism facilities so that more jobs can be created. Do you think we would allow the current government to spend another RM200 million, including eventual compensation to the developer, just to clear the shit of the former useless and irresponsible CM?
Waythamoorthy should really think hard again. You are also trying to gain political mileage through your senseless threats. Why must Penangites pay through their noses for your political mileage?
I can assure you that your Indian-based political party will remain just that - a pressure group. Your attitude will not help your soon-to-be-listed party to capture any seat in the next general election.
Instead of acting like the next warlord, you should really work out with the current government to find a viable solution to the settle the issue. The best way to get back at the culprits of this land grab fiasco is to send the ex-CM, his party and the state coalition he is still leading to a perpetual limbo.
I would like to urge the current CM to tone down his own abrasiveness too and learn to listen more.
Remember, Waythamoorthy, do not let us pay for the folly of the past government or else...