Khir Toyo’s constituents go to see his mansion

By Christina Chan, The Star

DAP Sekinchan assemblyman Ng Suee Lim turned tour guide Monday when he took 50 people from Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo’s constituency of Sungai Besar to see the former mentri besar’s controversial mansion in Section 7 in Shah Alam Monday.

“Each of us chipped in RM50 to pay for the trip to see the extraordinary and stunning RM24mil palace,” he told reporters during the visit Monday.

Ng and the people from Sungai Besar, the constituency of Dr Mohd Khir, as well as Sekinchan arrived at 10.45am in a tour bus.

Ng said they were on a day study tour to see Dr Mohd Khir’s mansion and other tourist spots around here.

He said many people from Sungai Besar and Sekinchan had asked him about Dr Mohd Khir’s new mansion and wanted to have a closer look.

Ng and the visitors also held a banner that read ‘Study Tour to Unusual and Stunning KT’s Palace’ and took photographs at the main entrance.

The one-hour visit went on peacefully before they left for lunch. Two police patrol team also arrived at the site to take a look at what was happening.

Ng said he would propose to the state to list the ‘palace’ as one of the tourist attractions in the state.

Ng also said he received an appointment letter on July 8 from Dr Mohd Khir to sell the mansion for RM24mil but was disappointed because he was not given keys to let his clients see the mansion.

“I have found a potential buyer, a businessman from Kuala Lumpur, who is willing to buy it for RM24mil, but he wants to see the interior of the mansion first.

“How am I going to sell the house when I can show my clients the mansion?” he asked.

He added that client had come to see the mansion twice but had to remain outside.

Ng said at least five people were interested, including two Klang residents.

The strategic location and large piece of land, about 51,000sq ft, are the main reasons many are interested, he said.

He said Dr Mohd Khir had promised to give him 50% commission if he could sell the mansion.

However, Ng said Dr Mohd Khir should not ask for 10% of deposit from the interested buyers before they get to see the mansion.

“No real estates are sold that way, be sincere if you really want to sell the mansion,” he said.

Earlier, Dr Mohd Khir had said he had bought the mansion for RM3.5mil from a company that was facing financial difficulties.