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Section 52, PJ land development: PKNS’s reply unsatisfactory

January 14, 2011

FMT LETTER: From Pieter D’Cruz,via e-mail

I refer to the reply dated Jan 11, 2011 by Azilah Arasad, a PKNS public relations officer to allegations which first appeared on Dec 21, 2010 about the PKNS land development project in Section 52, Petaling Jaya.

It has taken three long weeks for PKNS to reply but nonetheless it did. However, Azilah’s has not clarified matters much because in the
interim other allegations have come to the surface.

Perhaps PKNS itself may not be in the position to provide a fuller explanation, so it is regrettable that political leaders named in the
Dec 21, news report have thus far opted to remain silent.

Rest assured that tongues will continue wagging and their credibility as politicians who believe in a transparent and accountable government is at stake.

PKNS’s claim that the state government was not involved in the transactions is a bit disingenuous. Nobody said it was wholly involved
but as everyone knows, the Menteri Besar is the PKNS chairman and PKNS is a state GLC.

On the whole the explanation is somewhat pointless and self-defeating as the real issue has not been dealt with, that is, the benefactor and the real beneficiary from the whole deal remain as alleged.

What concerns voters is that the ‘old way’ of doing things under the BN state government is being perpetuated by Pakatan Rakyat, which came to power promising to end corruption and cronyism.

Has it actually been keeping to that promise in this particular case? That is what the public wants to know. As someone who had voted for PKR in 2008, I have to say I’m beginning to be disappointed.

It’s quite reasonable to believe that this PJ Section 52 PKNS land matter is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things that the
state governing politicians wish to keep hidden from public view.

Also read:

PKNS did not enter into a contract with Puncak Wangi


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