PETALING JAYA: PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil has challenged Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to report the behaviour of Kuala Lumpur residents protesting certain projects to the police and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
He said the statement by the Federal Territories minister, popularly known as Ku Nan, that the protest groups had a personal agenda as property developers paid them to raise objections was a serious allegation which could not be taken lightly.
“If Ku Nan is brave enough to come out with a statement like this, it is not the property developers but Ku Nan himself who needs to lodge reports with the police and MACC against these residents,” he said.
“I therefore challenge Ku Nan himself to quickly lodge police and MACC reports against these KL residents,” the Lembah Pantai PKR Youth chief said in a statement today.
Tengku Adnan yesterday said he had asked real estate developers to lodge reports to MACC on the actions of several groups alleged to have protested against projects the government had planned in their areas and around the federal capital.
The Umno secretary-general claimed these protests were made with the intention of getting certain rewards from developers.
“I will not compromise with the action of certain groups that go against the law and are intended for personal gain,” he had said.
Fahmi claimed that Tengku Adnan’s assertion showed he was panicking and afraid of residents’ objections.
“This is probably because Ku Nan and Umno-Barisan Nasional rarely see KL residents unite and stand together to defend their homes and uphold their rights as tax-payers, like what we are seeing today,” he said.
“I believe KL residents are not frightened by Ku Nan’s statements.”
Fahmi hoped that because of these statements, more Kuala Lumpur residents will come together with those in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Taman Desa and Bangsar to defend their homes and housing areas.