Politicise Talam Report: Assemblyman Accused of Insulting Civil Servants

SHAH ALAM, 23 Nov: The Selangor State Assembly (DNS) became chaotic when Sulaiman Razak (BN-Permatang) was accused of insulting civil servants by politicising the Talam report.

Disputes between the Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and Sulaiman occurred when the Umno assemblyman began disputing the ability of the Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH) in the evaluating the land at Bukit Beruntung.

“Permatang, do not insult public servants, I have ordered them to re-evaluate the issue. The assessed land is based on agriculture.”

“If you were in my place, between commercial and agriculture, I’m sure you too would choose commercial. There is a difference between evaluating according to assumptions. That is why there is a difference,” said Abdul Khalid.

In the debate, Abdul Khalid said that Sulaiman is deliberately trying to provoke the emotions of the people regarding the issue of restructuring the Talam debt.

“I have no intention to degrade the quality, but you are deliberately trying to aggravate emotions.”

“It’s not like before. Previously, the Chief Minister can just pass it. Civil servants would faint. The District Officers are more important than the Chief Minister.”

“Do not turn this into a political issue. I have collected RM392 million to help the people unlike the last administration that did not collect it (debt).”

“So much theatrics, however, the debt has yet to be collected. If Umno-BN really wants settle it like the Talam issue, I challenge them (to do the same) for the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC),” Abdul Khalid said sarcastically.

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