Thursday, September 03, 2009

Penang State Government has GREAT powers and it come to the assistance of the people of Kg Buah Pala

Kg Buah Pala - some say that the fight for justice has come to an end after the courts have heard the dispute and decided against the families of Kg Buah Pala..

Some say why the people are being stubborn and not moving out...

But, the truth of the matter is that the State Government , i.e. that Pakatan Rakyat State Government has got a lot of power and do the needful to ensure that justice be done...

The State Government ... and Lim Guan Eng has the power to do justice to the suffering people of Kg Buah Pala... The State can take back the land and give it to the people..

The State can cancel development permits... impose all kinds of conditions..

Demolitions need State Government and/or Local Council and/or Department of Occupational Safety and Health permits...

Health Ministry... Public Health Department can step in to stop demolition exercises when the people are still living there...

Heritage site .... Maybe even good for State Tourism ...with that cattle and all...

The people are watching - and they want to know whether Pakatan Rakyat is with the 'rakyat' or is it on the side of the Developer?

Is the Pakatan Rakyat on the side of the weak and oppressed...the minority or what...

1Malaysia - The People come first... so is Najib is going to give meaning to that slogan, and put the people of Kg Buah Pala first??




2 comments:

@dam said...

Your argument is simply too simplistic on the capability of the State Government.

It's not even an argument. It's distorted and lack information such as on the consequences if the State Government took action and is sued by the developers.

Now the villagers get double-storey houses which is far by the best settlement I have ever seen or heard.

To the developers, it's bad news as other "squatters" and villages will want such settlement in the future. (You heard it right, WANT! not reluctantly accept those low cost houses or apartment units given by BN government). The developer has certainly been agitated by this Kg Buah Pala case.

The PENANG State Government has managed to give the villagers something no one else get before and now has set the standard for settlement! Which I think is great news for villagers!!!

michael said...

The state can take back land?
yes they can.
However, according to the federal constitution, no authority can acquire land without adequate compensation (ie. pay market prices)

If the government empties our coffers to pay for the land, it's one sure way to lose power in Penang as the state does not have a deep pocket. Don't expect other Penangites to pay for it.