Selangor Pakatan Rakyat betrayed operators for ‘war-chest’ building

Selangor Pakatan Rakyat led State Government is proven that they are able to victimise the rakyat, in favour of a State GLC. The agenda of building an ‘election war-chest’ has now gone into fifth gear. This is at the expense of the nursery operators  along Sungai Buloh who are hoping to get temporary occupancy lease (TOL). Naturally, these entrepreneurs also felt betrayed.

The Star exclusive:

Friday June 3, 2011

Nursery operators feel betrayed by handover of plots to Yayasan Selangor

By YIP YOKE TENG
teng@thestar.com.my

Bleak future: Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Landscaping and Nursery Operators Association president Lee Chee Hoong (centre) having a discussion with nursery operators Mohd Noor Abdullah (left) and K.C. Low.

PETALING JAYA: Nursery operators in Sungai Buloh feel they have been betrayed by the Selangor Government.

Their applications over the years to obtain temporary occupation licences (TOLs) for their plots have been rejected.

On May 25, the 50 nursery operators were told instead that the land had been given to state-owned Yayasan Selangor.

Three years ago, the operators were advised by their elected representatives to apply for TOLs, said Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Landscaping and Nursery Operators Association president Lee Chee Hoong.

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The Selangor Agriculture Development Corporation (PKPS) held the TOL of the 72 plots involved and progressively collected the monthly rental of the plots between RM 400 to 800 each. The collected RM 380,000.00 per annum from the operators but only paid RM 15,000.00 to the land office. The difference is expected to be pocketed into some

An operator Mohd. Nor said, “It seems that these state government agencies are doing a business here by collecting rental through TOLs”.

Another operator V Thomas described that  Selangor State Government is “Meng-Ali Baba-kan Ekonomi Selangor” where else they should be “Meng-rakyatkan Ekonomi Selangor“. In short, they have been stood up.

And also this:

Friday June 3, 2011

Nursery misery: Reps take state to task

PETALING JAYA: Selangor MCA blasted the state government over its decision to award the Temporary Occupation Licences (TOLs) for Sungai Buloh nurseries to a state-owned entity.

Its secretary Wong Koon Mun said he was not surprised that the state government had taken back the TOLs.

“It is not new, the state government has been taking back TOLs from people in rural areas, especially in Hulu Selangor, where villagers have been living for the past 20 to 50 years.

“It is certainly not a government for the people,” said the Kuala Kubu Baru assemblyman.

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Betraying and victimising these entrepreneurs is very low. They were deceived to think that Pakatan Rakyat would honour their hardwork and entrepreneurism, which is contributing to the Selangor economy. This wasn’t the first time they did this. In Kampung Keradang, Hulu Selangor, Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Government evicted these TOL dwellers in an return, intended to rent out these parcels for money.

Wednesday May 11, 2011

Buildings saved after Hulu Selangor MP intervenes

By STUART MICHAEL
metro@thestar.com.my

A STANDOFF occurred during a joint operation to demolish 36 structures, a surau and community hall in Kampung Sungai Kerandang, Kuala Kubu Baru, which have been built on the Bukit Tarek forest reserve.

About 250 officers from the Selangor State Forestry Department, the police, Hulu Selangor District Council and Hulu Selangor Land Office were involved in the operation.

More than 100 villagers gathered at the entrance of the village holding banners, posters refusing entry to the enforcement officers.

Last-minute save: Kamalanathan (right) listening to Wong’s instructions to Mohd Yussainy on the phone.

Kampung Sungai Kerandang village head Kassani Kameran, 76, said it was cruel to demolish their homes where they had been staying for more than 20 years.

“Our children and even granchildren are born here and we have no place to go,” Kassani said.

Hulu Selangor MP P. Kamalanathan, who spoke on behalf of the villagers, told the Selangor Forestry Department assistant director (operations and enforcement) Mohd Yussainy Md Yusop to discuss the matter further and find an amicable solution.

In need of help: The villagers with Kamalanathan holding banners and posters.

Yussainy called State tourism, consumer affairs and environment committee chairman Elizabeth Wong, who contacted Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim to clarify the situation.

Wong then called and told Kamalanathan that only the crops needed to be cleared and not the structures.

The villagers were given three notices” – MOHD YUSSAINY MD YUSOP

Kamalanathan then thanked Wong and Yussainy for being understanding and bringing the situation under control.

On Monday, Yussainy received instructions from the state to demolish structures and clear the crops in Kampung Sungai Kerandang, which is in the forest reserve.

Yussainy said the team were suppose to demolish 799 lots on 354ha in the forest reserve.

“The villagers were given three notices — on Oct 27 in 2009, Aug 3 last year and March 31 this year — to vacate the land. However, these villagers have refused to move.

“We know that out of the 200 families, only six originated here.

“The rest are outsiders and use this plot of land for farming,’’ he said.

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The fact that Selangor Pakatan Rakyat saw the opportunity and is out systematically to victimise the rakyat of Selangor is really disguting. This is an example on the first step to ‘economic oppression’ for Selangorians. The introduction of new direct or indirect taxes would be a political suicide for them. Hence, they resort of ‘oppressing the entrepreneurs’. This is not so obvious and whenever media gets a hold of it after ‘investigative journalism’, then only it is brought upon in the right perspective.

This is not the first time scandals about Pakatan Rakyat Selangor controlled state government have been brought out in the open.  The obvious was the sale-of-sand fiasco involving Kuala Semesta Sdn. Bhd., where a brother of Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim was believed to be involved. Long time operators of sand-concessionaires and contractors are really affected by the monopoly that Pakatan Rakyat Selangor state government imposing upon them.

Explain price hike of sand, Selangor government told

On October 6, 2008, in In The News

The Selangor government should explain why the price of sand had gone up drastically since Pakatan Rakyat took over, Selangor MCA Youth said.The movement’s chief Dr Kow Cheong Wei said the price of sand had gone up from RM17 and RM19 per tonne previously to between RM27 and RM29 per tonne.

“The people will not benefit as the rise in sand prices slows projects and increases property prices in the state,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

Dr Kow said Selangor was one of the states with the highest number of development projects.

The industry was vital in maintaining the state’s economy as many support industries depended on it, he said.

Dr Kow said the youth wing started looking at the problem after receiving numerous complaints about escalating sand prices from developers and sub-contractors.

He said the state youth wing held several meetings with developers and their sub-contractors as well as hardware stores and lorry transport companies over the last two weeks to discuss the sand supply issue.

Lorry operators claimed they have to increase prices as the long queues at the sand mines now limit them to only about three trips a day instead of the usual four to five, and this has affected their profits, he said.

– The Star –

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Then all the hanky-panky business deals and corrupt practices within Selangor GLC Sate Economic Development Corporation PKNS and fiascoes in Yayasan Selangor, which are now under active investigation of MACC. Yayasan Selangor was once a treasure chest for Selangor, has now experiencing deficit in their coffers.

When DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock was found dead outside MACC almost two years ago, the investigation unveiled a lot of skeletons-in-the-closet. DAP leaders in Selangor Exco namely Ean Yong Hian Wah and suspiciously involving Ronnie Liu, in various under world related business dealings.

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The Pakatan Rakyat manifesto-by-manipulation-and-deception ‘Buku Jingga’ is believed to be funded by Selangor state government agencies. It is obvious a tool of by ‘An Economic Hitman’.

Selangor being the wealthiest state in the Federation is very much important for Pakatan Rakyat politics and the capture of the state is crucial for financing their political survival. More over recently, there have been huge scandals within PKR. The exodus of members, which include  personalities with strategic importance such as Dato’ S. Nalla Karupan, Dato’ Sallehuddin Hashim, Dato’ Seri Zahrain Hashim, Dato’ Zaid Ibrahim and one-time-Chief-Financier of Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim, John Soh Chee Wen, have taken a serious toll on their financial position.

It is obvious that PKR needed to substantiate these deficiencies with another source and what better option as compared to the coffers of the Selangor institutions.

The gross indecency ability of Pakatan Rakyat to plunder and pillage any treasure chests in the Selangor state is unbelievable. Almost two years ago, MB Selangor Khalid tried to use monies from Baitulmal for “Development purposes”. That irked HRH Sultan of Selangor. Monies accumulated in Baitulmal from alms and tithe are meant for social subsistence purposes, as stipulated by Al Quran.

It is obvious that Pakatan Rakyat leaders are building the ‘election war chest’, separately and in sundry. They are milking any avenue within the controls of the Selangor State Government, for their political funds purpose. Pakatan Rakyat promised the ‘stars and the moon’ the the pre PRU 12 campaign because they never thought that they could win. Now that they have won, its time to reap all the ‘fruits of their political success’.

When BN Menteri Besar Dr Khir Toyo was forced to vacate his seat post 12th general election for losing Selangor to Pakatan Rakyat, there were an accumulated sum of RM 1.7 billion from various Selangor State Governement agencies and GLCs sources. It cannot be ascertained how much is still left.

This is at the gross and indecent expense and victimisation, if not ‘economic oppression’, on the rakyat of Selangor.

*Updated 530pm

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