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Lim Guan Eng sees red over ‘sewage concern’ and ‘feng shui’ report
“If you do not want the land, others do. This is something happy… but only The Star is unhappy.
“Please do not make something happy (become) unhappy,” Lim told a press conference and accused the daily of “spreading lies” and running the state government down.
Lim said the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) who was there to receive a RM50,000 gift from Lim Guan Eng, was supportive of the move to sell the land for churches and temples.
Lim said there is nothing wrong with the land at all.
“It appears that the condo-loving developer friends of the DAP declined the swampy and smelly land, hence the attempt to dispose of it by offering to temples and churches.”
Gerakan VP A Kohilan pointed out that after initial check and on-ground visit, the land was located right next to 3 huge sewage ponds which are open aired and emit a foul odour. It is a no brainer that the place is totally unsuitable for housing let alone for places of worship. Continue reading
Source: The Star Online
Yesterday, Lim Guan Eng announced that the Penang Govt wants to sell 20 acres of land to build churches, temples.
He said that if any groups were interested, they should contact him personally or Penang EXCO Lim Hock Seng.
I had questioned if Penang is running out of money and why not just donate the land like other places or allow them to rent it at low cost like other states.
Well, it looks like even if you give free, some groups also don’t want it.
Several non-Muslim religious groups expressed their reservations over the state government’s offer of land to build churches and temples, saying the plots offered were next to a huge sewage plant.
They claimed the 32 plots were on swampy land behind three sewage ponds in the Mak Mandin sewage treatment plant.
Penang Hindu Association deputy president P. Murugiah said the ponds, measuring 12ha, were separated from the plots only by the embankments and metal sheet fencing.
“The stench alone will be enough to put off any meditation and prayer. Even if you give us the land for free, I don’t think we want our temples there,” he said.
It is also bad feng-shui! (LGE should have consulted Master Teresa Kok before announcing the sale of this land)
Penang feng shui master Mak Foo Wengg was alarmed by the potential clash of elements.
“Temples and churches are principally of the fire element. The water element from the sewage ponds and Sungai Prai will clash explosively with them and this can create a disaster,” he added.
The weakest excuse comes from Penang EXCO Lim Hock Seng who said that there are lots of people living in the flats nearby without any problems.
One look at the photo will show that the flats were quite a distance from the sewage plants – not directly next to it like the plots designated for the temples and churches.
Lim Hock Seng talking rubbish.
It looks like DAP’s usual and many condo-loving developer friends do not want this swampy smelly land so, DAP decide to sell to churches and temples instead.
Penang running out of money? Why not just donate the land like other places or allow them to rent it at low cost?
Tokong says if you are interested to buy, please call him and he give you good price below commercial market value.
Twenty acres of land in mainland Penang have been set aside to build non-Muslim religious places of worship, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Non-Muslim organisations are offered to buy the plots of land from the state government, he added.
Lim said the leasehold land in Bagan, Butterworth, have been demarcated into 32 lots of different sizes for the purpose.
Lim said the land will not cost as much as commercial lots since its purpose was to build places of worship.
Those interested are advised to write officially to him or state executive councilor Lim Hock Seng, who is the state assembly-person for the area where the plots are located.
The PakaTun wants govt to reduce pollution and save the environment but they want petrol to be cheap to encourage more cars, more wasteful driving which increases pollution and damages the environment.
They blame the govt for oil prices increasing to RM2.30 per liter but they never praise the govt when oil prices reduced from RM2.30 to as low as RM 1.60 in 2016 but said this was due to global oil prices and not the govt’s credit.
They also want govt to spend wisely and not be wasteful but they want govt to continue with heavy blanket subsidies on goods that are then smuggled to other countries and wasted on foreign citizens and smugglers.
PakaTun also wants govt to keep a lid on govt spending and reduce the civil servant but then they complain when govt embarks on cost-saving measures and freezes hiring and accuse govt of no more money.
The Pakatun also complain a lot about govt introducing on GST tax which 95% of the countries have already implemented or implementing within next 2 years but they keep silent about 5 other tax measures that were implemented to prepare for GST including – the reduction in corporate tax since 2008, reduction in personal income tax since 2008, exempting people who earns RM5,000 per month income from paying personal income tax, completely abolishing sales tax of up to 20% and abolishing service tax of 6%.
The PakaTun also wants the govt to stop tax evasion and illicit capital outflows but they attack the GST which is a critical tool that stops or reduces tax evasion and illicit capital outflows.
Pakatun says the courts are unfair and controlled by govt but when they win court cases in the very same courts, they say that justice has been served and they are vindicated.
They also want govt to abolish sedition act but when some foolish leaders from BN makes a statement that hurts sensitivities, the PakaTun wants the govt to charge these people with the sedition act.
In 2012, the Penang Chief Minister wants the Federal Govt to allow the use of Allah by non-Muslims even though religion is a state issue – not federal but two years earlier in 2010, the Penang Govt under the same Chief Minister had banned the use of Allah and 39 other words by non-Muslims with penalties even heavier than Brunei.
Do you really want to be a Pakatun?
Source: The Star
A 34-year-old man, who gained unwanted fame after photos of his MyKad (pic) went viral on social media for purportedly having looks that did not match his name, is indeed a Malaysian.
Netizens had alleged that the man, Pang Chee Pin, was a Bangladeshi as he did not look Chinese.
A visit by The Star to the Segamat Baru address on the MyKad revealed that Pang was brought up by his adoptive Chinese family since he was born, but was no longer staying there.
His cousin, who only wished to be known as Susan, 50, said she used to live with him since he was a one-year-old.
Pang, she said, was adopted and brought up by her late uncle.
“He and I are cousins. But when my uncle died some 25 years ago, my parents took him in and cared for him. He left our home about six years ago.
“The last time we met was about three years ago in Kuala Lumpur Hospital where he was hospitalised due to a kidney problem,” she said when met at her house here yesterday.
She added that they have lost contact with each after that.
Susan said her uncle gave Pang a Chinese name after he adopted him from his biological Indian family in Simpang Renggam.
She added that Pang used to have an Indian name after he was born, adding that her uncle had asked permission from the relevant authorities to allow him to change it to a Chinese name.
Pang can speak fluent Mandarin, Hakka and Cantonese dialects and went to the same Chinese primary school as Susan.
“According to my mother, Pang was adopted by my uncle and his wife to help lessen the burden of his biological family,” she said, adding that her late uncle also had two daughters.
Susan said she was aware about the viral posting of her cousin’s MyKad, adding that the police had visited her house on Sunday to record her statement.
She said the man in the MyKad was indeed a Malaysian, and hoped that people would stop sharing the post on social media.