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List all state land sold, Guan Eng told

 | June 30, 2014

Lim Guan Eng should be transparent on all the state land sold, says Gerakan.

lim guan eng penangGEORGE TOWN: Penang Gerakan secretary Oh Tong Keong has urged the DAP-led state government to come clean on all the public land sold since coming into power in 2008.

Oh called on Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to list all the state land sold and properties still owned by the state.

“Show us your transparency,” Oh told FMT here today.

Oh said Gerakan has been exposing the Pakatan Rakyat state government’s sale of land and properties.

He said parcels of land in Taman Free School, Taman Manggis, Batu Kawan, Bayan Mutiara and plots owned by the Penang Development Corporation (PDC) were among those sold to developers over the years.

He said he had learnt that nine houses in Jalan Magazine, five in Lebuh Kimberly and one in Lorong Hutton, previously owned by the Penang Municipal Council, are now in the hands of outsiders.

“Money collected from the sale is listed as profits in the state accounts,” he added.

Oh said the previous Barisan Nasional government handed over the assets and reserves to the current DAP-led government.

“But the current state government is only selling state assets and have yet to build a single affordable house for low-income Penangites.

“We learnt that most of the land was sold to build luxury condominium blocks, not low-cost and medium-cost houses,” said Oh.


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