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pcyeoh
26-09-2006, 12:58 PM
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20 September 2006
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Own goals all the rage

by R. Nadeswaran

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So folks, next time you have to drive all the way to Sungai Buluh to pay your annual quit rent. But I don't mind. All I am asking here is how can the Selangor State government do this suka suka and this is utterly nonsense. I also want to swap office land with MPSJ. But first I must find an equivalent land and may be I should start scouting in Batang Berjuntai.

pcyeoh
26-09-2006, 04:34 PM
The SUN ePaper
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by R. Nadeswaran

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The next time you have to pay your annual quit rent (or land tax) may not be so convenient anymore for the Petaling Land Office next to Wisma Consplant (near Subang Parade) will be gone. The Selangor government has swapped the land worth more than RM26 million to a private developer in return for a spanking new office in Sungai Buloh. And the land for the new complex actually comes from the government own pocket!! How can it be like that one. The Land Office will be demolished in the name of private development so private that the people donít even know what or exactly who will benefit. It is like the old fairy tale of exchanging old lamp for new but in the case of the Ali Babaís old lamp, at least it brings wonders of all wonders. In this case, all of us are made wondering why would our Selangor State government do something so silly.

Who is the benefactor? It is a company called Gapurna Builders Sdn Bhd who, out of nowhere submitted their indecent proposal to the state in 2004 and before you can say alamak, the government has approved the deal in lightning speed and under a shroud of secrecy . The whole deal looks totally lop-sided and stinks as well. Why is the state government entering into such unfair and one-sided barter trade secretively without consulting the people? What kind of an economic advisers and legal counsels we have in the State govrenment that negociated such a bad deal. Lately it looks that we are getting the shorter end of the stick but mind you, we can use the stick and whack them back comes election day. Sources say all proposals, including acquisition and alienation of land is approved by the Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) and rubber-stamped at the weekly exco meeting. No questions asked, no explanations. For your information, Gapurna is the company which donated millions to the Football Association of Selangor, of which our friend the Mentri Besar, Datuk Seri Dr. Khir Toyo is president.

I too also want to swap office land with MPSJ. But first I must find an equivalent land.

clfoo
26-09-2006, 05:04 PM
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/9/26/nation/15543008&sec=nation

ya right ..

pcyeoh
26-09-2006, 05:41 PM
"All local authorities need to get public opinion before a local authority made decisions that concerned the public" said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak after chairing the 55th National Council for Local Governments meeting here yesterdayin Putrajaya. He added that the current local government structure nationwide had many weaknesses and this had caused the public to react strongly to some of the decisions made. This is precisely what we residents of SJ/USJ want them to do BEFORE and not after their decison. They always have the habit of informing us rather than consulting us and 99% of the time, they still go ahead with their decision. This is what Local Agenda 21 meant to them. It is an academic exercise and not a transparency and good governance practice. I wonder whether it is too late to close the gate. It looks like the asses have all bolted.

charis14
26-09-2006, 06:23 PM
"All local authorities need to get public opinion before a local authority made decisions that concerned the public" I wonder if BN's definition of "public" is the same as ours. Also, will such opinion make any difference to decision making? Or is this another pre-election "no-action pledge"?

AllUrban
26-09-2006, 06:26 PM
The best way to deal with these things is to have your own sources of intelligence... :cool:

stick close to the media, and keep in touch...got to keep checking rumours regularly...you never know when you find a kernel of truth in a big pile of **** .....

my guess is that they have realized how much the land value is increasing but I have no idea why they arent willing to sell to the highest bidder.

With the idea of the LRT coming, and the property developments beside carrefour and across from Subang Parade, Pusat Bandar Subang Jaya will be a happening place....

Cheers, m

charis14
26-09-2006, 10:29 PM
"All local authorities need to get public opinion before a local authority made decisions that concerned the public"?Rather interesting that DPM was the one who issued the instruction. Err... isn't he in charge of the RM500m holiday (oops I mean sports) centre in London? The Rakyat's overwhelming opinion regarding the centre has been aired but todate....