Selangor Government Denies Developing Selangor Foundation Land.

Klang, 09 NOV: Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid deniesd charges of former Selangor Foundation alumni regarding a plot of land belonging to the said Foundation in Klang which is to be developed as a Chinese Cultural Centre.

According to him, the State government has yet to decide on any plans regarding the development of the said land.

Also, it is clear that the 7.49 hectares of land officially belongs to the State government.

He explained that previously, the land had been given to a private company in 2002 by the Umno-BN government at the time.

Since the company failed to develop the land, the Selangor government nullified the deal and reclaimed the land.

Abdul Khalid also denied permission had been given to develop the land into a Chinese Cultural Centre.

“The company empowered by the Selangor Foundation failed to develop the land privately.”

“Additionally, five to six people including individuals from Umno has written letters to me requesting to develop the land,” he explained in a press conference following the opening of the Halal Fest at Masjid As Syariff, here.

Obviously, the deal was nullified due to its one-sided nature.

“It is stated in the deal that the Selangor Foundation had transferred its powers to the company.”

“We will develop the land except that we have no plans at the moment,” he said.

One newspaper reported that the Children of Selangor Foundation Acting Members Chairman, Badrulzaman claimed that the said land belongs to the Foundation and will be developed as a Chinese Cultural Centre.

They also claimed that permission had been given in a rushed manner to back up the Selangor Foundation.

AES Cameras in Selangor Not Legal, PAS Will Help Those Summoned

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 NOV: Selangor road users who have been summoned by the Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras in Puchong and Kajang can request help from PAS to resolve the summons.

This followed the government of Selangor’s decision which does not approve of the installation of AES cameras in Selangor because they doubted the intentions of the system’s implementation which has been accused of benefiting certain companies instead of reducing accident rates.

Selangor’s Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the two AES cameras installed in Puchong and Kajang were not legal because they had not been approved by the Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan (PBT).

“So, because of that, erecting the structure is not legal and if you are summoned in the state of Selangor, you can go to PAS to be brought to court,” said Abdul Khalid to the audience at the Jalajah Merdeka Rakyat talk at Flat Sri Labuan, Cheras last night.

Abdul Khalid said the Majlis Tindakan Ekonomi Negeri Selangor (MTES) decided yesterday to delay the implementation of Automatic Cameras (AES) in Selangor until the government of Selangor are satisfied with the way it is implemented.

“The second issue that I have informed the Jabatan Pengangkutan about is that privatisations do not help the people.

“Privatisations are not for reducing accidents, but as a way to get payment and enrich people who gain concessions from said privatisations. We must stop this,” he urged.

According to Abdul Khalid, the concessionaire of the AES project will receive a large profit of at least 17 percent a year.

Meanwhile, Pokok Sena MP Datuk Mehfuz Omar also said the Jabatan Undang-Undang dan Hak Asasi Manusia (JUHAM) and PAS Youth will prepare free legal services to anyone who has been summoned by AES cameras.

According to him, PAS will open counters for any victims of AES to receive free legal advice on the 21st of November at the PAS headquarters at Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur.

“If you do not want to pay the compound but want to bring it to court, our lawyers will provide free service,” said Mahfuz.

Mahfuz also said the two concessionaires which manage the AES will earn as much as RM 384 million a year, outright allowing them to profit as early as their second year of operation.

Aside from Abdul Khalid and Mahfuz, last night’s Jelajah Merdeka Rakyat talk program also featured PKR’s parliamentary leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Khalid Ibrahim Will Defend Bandar Tun Razak

KUALA LUMPUR, 09 NOV: Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim will return as a candidate for the Bandar Tun Razak Parliamentary seat in the upcoming 13th General Election (GE-13).

While announcing Abdul Khalid’s candidacy, PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim encourages voters of Bandar Tun Razak to give their full support to Abdul Khalid, also the Chief Minister of Selangor.

Anwar also reflected how Abdul Khalid will also be given a big role at the federal level should Pakatan Rakyat conquer Putrajaya in the upcoming elections.

“This Tan Sri Khalid, as Chief Minister he has a big role, at Federal Government he also has a huge role, taking care of the nation’s economy,” said Anwar in the “Jelajah Merdeka Rakyat” talks at the Sri Labuan flats in Cheras last night.

In the GE-12, four years ago, Abdul Khalid defeated Datuk Tan Chai Ho from Umno-BN with the majority votes of 2,515, winning the Bandar Tun Razak chair.

Along with being Member of Parliament (MP) for Bandar Tun Razak, Abdul Khalid is also State Assemblyman of Ijok, Selangor.

The “Jelajah Merdeka Rakyat” program that was held last night received an encouraging reception when approximately 2, 500 people flooded the location despite the rain and mud.

Besides Anwar, also delivering a speech in last night’s program was Abdul Khalid, North Petaling Jaya’s MP, Tony Phua and Pokok Sena MP, Datuk Mahfuz Omar.

Nurul Izzah Present to Lodge Complaint to JAIS

SHAH ALAM, 9 NOV: The Deputy President of PKR, Nurul Izzah Anwar met with officials Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) today to lodge a complaint regarding her statement on religious freedom claiming that it had been twisted by pro-UMNO media.

“Alhamdulillah, I have come to JAIS to state the truth to the director of JAIS, Datuk Marzuki (Hussin) and Alhamdulillah, JAIS had shown good co-operation,” Nurul Izzah said in a press conference at the JAIS headquarters here.

“I had attached the slanderous newspaper clippings from Utusan Malaysia as well as my explanations and the transcript,” the Lembah Pantai MP said.

The meeting with Marzuki and three other JAIS officials took about 45 minutes. Nurul Izzah was accompanied by Fadhlina Sidek.

According to Nurul Izzah’s lawyer, JAIS had co-operated well in the meeting and that they are waiting for JAIS’s reply regarding their next action.

“From time to time, we will be providing updates. It’s not about surrendering and not about giving statements, we are just clarifying the truth,” said Fadhlina.

In a media statement, Marzuki confirmed Nurul Izzah’s visit to JAIS to pass clarification on the issue.

Nurul Izzah’s political secretary, Fahmi Fadzil informed, the writ of summons against the Umno-BN controlled press is now undergoing preparations.

Nurul Izzah indicated that the reports in Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian had twisted her statement in the forum “Islamic State: Which version? Whose responsibility?” in Subang Jaya on the 3rd of November.