DAP theatrics linger on

The usual DAP theaterics lingers on. Special Assitant to highly controversial Selangor State Exco Ronnie Liu, who has been implicated in the investigations of DAP elected representatives abuse of power and probable corrupt practices (as per exposed by blog Truth-For-Teoh upon the calling of the MACC being responsible of the “Blood of Teoh Beng Hock”) was arrested this morning by the MACC.

The Star has the story:

Published: Friday August 14, 2009 MYT 1:58:00 PM
Updated: Friday August 14, 2009 MYT 2:34:29 PM

MACC nabs Ronnie Liu’s assistant after scuffle (Update)

By LOURDES CHARLES and WANI MUTHIAH

Wong arrested

SHAH ALAM: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested Wong Chuan How, special assistant to Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu, after a scuffle Friday morning.

Both parties have lodged police reports over the incident, which saw Wong injured.

The MACC alleged that Wong, also a Sepang municipal councillor and a contractor, tried to resist arrest and attempted to flee during the 9.30am incident at the Sungai Pelek service centre in the Sepang district.

They were investigating allegations of the abuse of constituency funds by several state assemblymen.

Sources said the MACC officers were meeting Wong on Friday morning, claiming that he had “gone missing” for several weeks despite numerous attempts to contact him over allegations that he had been awarded more than 230 projects worth a total of nearly RM500,000.

The sources said the MACC had last week detained two men whose company was used as a front by a contractor to obtain projects.

When contacted Friday afternoon, Liu was rushing Wong, 50, to the Serdang Hospital to treat his injuries.

Liu said that Wong had been initially told that he was to be questioned as a witness, but the three MACC officers who came to the service centre Friday morning instead told him he was a suspect and was to be arrested and taken to their office for questioning.

“When I was alerted to this, I called the senior MACC officer there and asked him if they could guarantee Wong’s personal safety.

“When they wouldn’t do so, I told Wong to lodge a police report before going with them.

“The Selangor state government will not take chances anymore when it comes to the safety of its employees, given the Teoh case,” he said.

Political aide Teoh Beng Hock was found dead near the MACC office on July 16, the day after he was taken in for questioning. An inquest is currently being conducted into his death.

Liu said the MACC officers should have conducted their questioning at the Sungai Pelek service centre.

“The law does not stipulate where the MACC has to conduct its questioning, so there was no need for them to take him to their office,” said Liu, who claimed the scuffle occurred as Wong stepped out of the office to lodge a report at the police station.

Liu claimed there was some pushing which caused Wong to lose his balance and fall.

“He can’t walk at the moment and his entire right leg is swollen.” he claimed, adding that Wong was “not a young man and is quite heavy-set.”

Liu said he requested the MACC officers allow Wong to be admitted to the hospital for treatment instead of being taken in for questioning.

“But the senior MACC officer disagreed and said they would allow him to receive outpatient treatment and that the questioning would continue,” Liu said.

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When it comes to the book being thrown against one of the Chinese Chauvinists, they will play the usual ‘Minorities being oppressed by the Majority card’. It was and will never about standing up for the justice or interests of the rakyat. It was never, nor will ever in the interests of democracy nor action. It was all about Chinese Chauvinists looking after the interest of their own.

That is why it is so obvious that these people are now closely associated, if not linked to the Lords of the Underworld Vices.

Previously we here at BigDogDotCom challenged the DAP chauvinists to live up to their “Malaysian, Malaysia” PAP -spin-off slogan and do something about the defense of the realm. Now we challenge that if Selangor State Exco Ronnie Liu is really involved with the Lords of the Underworld Vices (as per previously raised by Pakatan Rakyat strange bedfellow partners PKR elected representatives), then they do away with their usual and planned theatrics if and when Liu is arrested in the interest of the public and rule of law. He has already broke the law and should be arrested. The DAP elected representatives should support the process of finding the truth, as per provided by law, which they already vowed to protect and uphold. The rakyat deserve better.

Otherwise, it is all about “Cakap tak serupa bikin” all along. With the recent more apparent cracking up of the ‘Ketuanan Rakyat’, especially in Selangor, the rakyat should really take stock and reconsider the position for the people who for politics were willing prostitute themselves to support barbarism.

Published in: on August 14, 2009 at 20:48  Comments (49)  

UM land scandal is resolved

Eighteen months ago, we here at BigDogDotCom scooped a story about one of PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s cronies attempted to ‘plunder’ one of the prime parcel within Universiti Malaya campus. The culprit at the moment is at the helm of  one of PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah’s legacy economic corridors.

It seems that the sixth Prime Minister’s administration  would put a full stop on this. Please read this afternoon’s Malay Mail for details.

*Updated 400pm

The Malay Mail story:

UM condo plan scrapped

Submitted by amir azree on Friday, August 14th, 2009
Varsity to keep 11.1ha plot for future generations
Friday, August 14th, 2009 06:12:00

 

 UNIVERSITI MALAYA: Historical significance

THE controversial 2007 plan to develop a parcel of land at the Universiti Malaya main campus in Petaling Jaya for a commercial housing project has been scrapped. 

The 11.1ha plot of land, which was to have been developed into condominiums and villas in a gated community, has been saved for future generations.

Universiti Malaya vice-chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Ghauth Jasmon told Malay Mail yesterday the plan had been called off.

When met outside his office after UM’s convocation ceremony, he did not elaborate when the plan was cancelled or who had directed it to be called off.

Asked about the university’s plans for the undeveloped plot of land, Ghauth said it would not be sold. “The land is for the future generations.We have no plan to sell it or develop it.”

Malay Mail had earlier learnt that the project to develop the land had been cancelled. It is not certain who had made the call and Malay Mail was unable to get any comment from Glomac Bhd group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Fateh Iskandar Mohamed Mansor.

Glomac is part of the PPC-Mint-Glomac consortium named in 2007 by the university as the entity appointed to undertake the controversial project.

Then UM vice-chancellor Datuk Rafiah Salim had said the university’s board of directors and the university had sought the government’s approval on Jan 25, 2008, for the development project.

Project proposed in 2007

 

REPORTS of a commercial plan to develop the plot of Universiti Malaya land came to light in 2007.A news report said GuocoLand (Malaysia) Bhd, a property developer controlled by Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan, had made a bid to relocate Universiti Malaya from Petaling Jaya to Sepang. 

The bid could have yielded a RM10 billion project to complement GuocoLand’s planned RM1.2 billion Damansara City development and UM would be offered part of the property giant’s 4,860-hectare land bank in Sepang.

GuocoLand officials and a Hong Leong group spokesman declined comment on the plan and Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi — who was then the Prime Minister — quashed these rumours, saying that the university’s campus had historical significance.

In February 2008, UM announced a plan had been submitted to the Ministry of Higher Education on Jan 25 the previous year to develop Lot 10476 — a 11.1ha piece of underutilised land on its 360ha campus.

Upon completion of the project, UM would reportedly receive a minimum income of RM312 million or the land value of RM200 million plus a share of the developer’s profit, whichever is higher.

It was also revealed by then vice-chancellor Datuk Rafiah Salim that the university’s board of directors (UMBD) had appointed Colliers International Property Consultants Sdn Bhd in 2007 to conduct an independent assessment on this proposal —in line with the government’s plan for public universities to be financially independent.

Colliers invited eight developers to submit proposals for the development but only five did. Three were shortlisted and two, which made their presentations to UM on Sept 27, 2007, were appointed to undertake their project in the form of the PPC-Mint-Glomac consortium.

The consortium, in another presentation on Oct 9, 2007, said the proposed University of Malaya Alumni Association (Paum) clubhouse and the Palapes (Reserve Officer Training Unit) camp would also be on the land to be developed.

On Dec 13, 2007, UMBD said that, subject to agreement by Paum, the site for the building of Paum’s clubhouse and the Palapes camp would be relocated to sites identified by UM.

While the plan may have been aimed to boost the university’s revenues, it also stirred up a huge controversy
— drawing wide criticism from scholars, politicians and bloggers who disagreed with the proposal.

While UM tried to allay the backlash by giving assurances the development would be conducted in a transparent manner, with decisions made to be based on independent professional advice, the proposal has remained on the backburner all this while.

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