If it was an ordinary citizen, a DAP leader says, his or her house would have been sealed.
“If we don’t pay the land assessment rate for five years, I think by now our houses will be sealed but Negeri Sembilan Umno can have a sweet time,” he said, adding that Negeri Sembilan Umno only settled the outstanding amount this year.
The Temiang assemblyman said that Negeri Sembilan Umno failed to pay the land office for the Wisma Umno building which it owns along Jalan Dato’ Sheikh Ahmad in Seremban.
“When I checked the ‘Land Assessment Information Inquiry’ through the Negeri Sembilan Land Office website, I fond out that the land assessment rate for Wisma Umno is RM508 per year.
“The record shows Umno Negeri Sembilan had RM2,540 in outstanding payment which is equivalent to five years of land assessment rate. Then there is RM411 as outstanding penalty and the total sum comes to RM3,459. It only settled the outstanding rate of RM3,459 on May 31.
“Why the double standard? If an ordinary citizen didn’t pay the land assessment for five years, do you think the land office will keep quiet?” he asked.
“The law was decided by them [Umno-BN] and yet they are unable to follow their own law. This is ridiculous and it’s not a good example for the people,” he told reporters.
Negeri Sembilan PAS commissioner Mohd Taufek Abdul Ghani, who was present during the press conference, regretted the double standard of the Negeri Sembilan Land Office.
“I would like to urge Menteri Besar Mohd Hasan to explain to the people why Negeri Sembilan Umno under his leadership failed to pay the land assessment rate for five years,” he said.
Also present was Senawang state assemblyman P Gunasekaran (DAP).