29 July, 2009


I refer to the decision earlier by DAP Kedah to withdraw its intention to stop supporting the PAS-led Kedah state government.

I understand that the retraction of DAP Kedah’s intention is based on Menteri Besar Kedah’s assurance to resolve various issues in Kedah, including:-

1.the increase of Bumi Quota for certain housing development from 30% to 50%; and

2.the replacement of the recently demolished pig abattoir at Alor Star.

However, to date, none of the aforesaid had been actually resolved. Unlike the construction of a new pig abattoir or slaughterhouse which may take more time, the increase of the Bumi Quota could be immediately cancelled in any of the EXCO meeting of Kedah without any unnecessary further delays.

Thus, I hope that the Menteri Besar Kedah would immediately cancel the increase of the Bumi Quota without any unnecessary further delays.

15 July, 2009


It was previously announced by Menteri Besar of Kedah that logging concession in Kedah would only be awarded by “open tender system” in order to maximize the revenue of the state.

As such, I would like to call upon Menteri Besar of Kedah, Dato’ Seri Azizan Abdul Razak to confirm whether there is any award of logging concession in Kedah not done through the “open tender system” and whether there is any conflict of interest in any concession award in view of certain allegations that has been highlighted in the media and blogs lately.

It is important for the Kedah State Government to clarify this matter or to set up an independent state committee to investigate these issues as it involves the integrity of the state administration.
Lastly, I would like to reiterate the stand against any excessive award of logging concession in Kedah and to stop any logging activities at the Ulu Muda forest reserves.

06 July, 2009


I refer to the recent allegation by DAP Kedah’s Chairman, Thomas Su that certain illegal Hindu and Chinese temples would be demolished by the relevant authority in Kedah. However, Menteri Besar of Kedah, Dato Seri Azizan Abdul Razak had denied the said allegation, including knowledge of such matter by the state government and the relevant local authority.

In view that there were certain purported evidence produced yesterday by Thomas Su to substantiate his allegation, it is important now for the Kedah state government to set up an independent inquiry committee to investigate such allegation and the purported evidence on an immediate basis.

A transparent independent inquiry on this allegation and the purported evidence would be important to clear the name of the PAS-led Kedah state government on this matter.