Does this sound familiar?
Here, Tony Pua insists that the Minister of Defense has overpaid for some military purchase.
But what he did not tell you was that the figures he quoted was assuming that the purchase was only for Offshore Patrol vehicles. Here the defense correspondent for Jane's clarifies.
And now, Fuziah's antics on the proposed Lynas plant has been debunked by none other than PAS's Hulu Langat MP Dr Che Rosli Che Mat who has come out in defence of the Lynas Corp rare earth plant in Gebeng, Kuantan.
According to YB Hulu Langat, MP Kuantan has been frightening the public by saying that Lynas is a nuclear plant when its function is only to process natural materials like rare earth from Mount Weld in Western Australia, which has less radiation compared to an ore mine.
“As the issue was brought up by the PKR, I've kept quiet and even been given a warning by the PAS information department not to comment."
Fuziah had claimed many things about what Lynas is not, including these.
The above are only two of many cases of tit-for-tat post 2008. It is no wonder that more people I have spoken to has said that they have had enough of this wayang kulit that PR is so fond of playing.
Though the BN led government has had it's share of faux-pas, one cannot ignore the fact that these days, anything and everything is blamed on BN and it's component parties.
So when Prasarana and SPAD had announced that certain properties affected by the MRT line would be acquired by the government, Tony Pua (and who else?) again along with MP Bukit Bintang Fong Kui Lun had gathered the traders in protest of the said move by Prasarana instead of finding an amicable solution.
Choosing to use inflammatory terms like 'breaking the rice bowl' and 'tearing down your tradename' (Both in cantonese and are direct literal translation), the two MP's lead a protest against the move. MP Bukit Bintang had earlier on August 12th attended the townhall session between SPAD and the traders, and this was what SPAD had in reply to questions raised.
However, MCA and it's team led by President Datuk Seri Dr.Chua Soi Lek chose the 'roundtable' instead of the loud protests and successfully argued for the Jalan Sultan traders and property owners that would be affected by the MRT line.
A sharp contrast from the former, don't you think?
For a much touted irrelevant party to speak for a landmark of traders in KL would indeed be something, wouldn't it? Apparently not so for Tony Pua, who chose to call the land acquisition 'a land grab'. Not satisfied with that, it also highlighted Pemandu's Idris jala as saying that the land acquisition is one way of offsetting cost for the MRT build.
So for a city to improve it's traffic woes, and lawmakers choosing to inflame traders affected by it, how do you think the outcome of this would be?Do we continue to find solutions or just oppose any form of development?