SHAH ALAM, 2 Apr: Noh Omar’s statement that Umno-BN helped the residents of Kampung Tiram Jaya in Permatang to obtain land grants and denied the efforts of the State Government has not changed like nodding in murky waters.
The statement is also seen as an effort by the Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries to mislead and fool villagers, said Permatang State Legislative Assembly Coordinator, Yahya Sahri.
“He should speak like a minister, and not to issue statements a primary school child. He should speak with arguments and clear facts and evidence, not just emptily.
“The statement issued is childish, unwise, stupid and arrogant, not in par at all with his status as a minister and a Member of Parliament with five-terms of experience,” said Yahya when contacted by Selangor Kini.
Instead, Yahya explained the wisdom, transparency and efficiency of the current Pakatan Rakyat in managing to resolve the land ownership issues in Selangor, which for decades was not successfully resolved by the BN Government.
“This is because the previous government’s administration was dilapidated and had its own interests, in fact there were sinister efforts to acquire land which should belong to the people,” he added.
On March 12, a total of 139 residents of Kampung Seri Tiram Jaya received land grants from the Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
In the meantime, Yahya challenged Noh to resolve the land ownership issues in Kampung Lembak Pantai Sungai Kajang, which has been on-going for more than 40 years.
“It is within his area, in these two weeks, if he is really the people’s champion as he goes around boasting, solve this problem,” he challenged.
Noh, who is also the Member of Parliament for Tanjong Karang in a post on ‘Facebook’, the social networking site, stated that the State Government only issued the grants to the residents, but the effort and premium payments were made during the BN administration.