KUALA LUMPUR, 22 JULY, 2010: A senator today hit out at PAS and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders in Penang for having no guts to speak up on the fate of the Malays in the state.
"Set aside your political interest. This is not a question of narrow political struggle but the fate of the Malays who are being oppressed (in Penang). Where are these Malay leaders when the homes of the Kampung Jalan Pokok Asam residents are to be demolished, whereas they vehemently defended the Kampung Puah Pala case?
Ini senator cap ayam..
Bodoh melantun-lantun sangat..thee he he macam mana jadi senator..ada orang dalam ke..
Tiba2 nak jadi juara kampung Melayu..kenapa tak jadi juara Kg Berembang..Kg Chubadak..thee he he
Malay rights pala bana sapa?
Pala bana sapa buat PPSMI..Pala bana sapa jual 2 blok minyak kat Brunei..Pala bana sapa gadai Tanjung Pagar..
Senator ni duduk rumah diam2, SELARASkanlah pala bana..thee he he he he
"Where is the voice of the other Malay opposition leaders who are supposed to struggle for their race,
religion and country? This is not about racism, but about protecting Malay rights," said Senator Datuk Saripah Aminah Syed Mohamed when debating on the Tenth Malaysia Plan in the Dewan Negara today.
Senator Datuk Roslan Awang Chik questioned the real motive of the Penang government in stopping the building of low-cost houses and demolishing the homes and trade premises of the Malays, purportedly for development.
Departmet council member Sim Tze Tzin said the department might stop building low-cost units with built-up area of less than 700 sq ft.
According to Sim, who is also Pantai Jerejak assemblyman, the move was to avoid the state of having too many dirty and unsightly low-cost apartments which would be a discomfort for residents.
He also suggested that the compensation given by developers to squatters be used to build new houses for them near the original squatter settlements.